Proteins in Active Learning Modules (PALM)

Protein Folding
Discover how basic rules of chemistry impact protein folding as your students explore various levels of protein structure. more >

 

Hemoglobin and Sickle Cell Anemia
Transition from gene to protein to function with this series of activities centered on hemoglobin and the mutation leading to sickle cell anemia. more >

 

Influenza Hemagglutinin (HA) Protein
Explore how the influenza virus infects our cells. This molecular story includes a dramatic pH-induced conformational change leading to membrane fusion and explores the relationship between human and bird flus. more >

 

Acetylcholinesterase and Insecticide Resistance
Clarify terms such as enzyme, substrate, inhibitor and mutation in this fascinating molecular story centered on insecticide resistance. more >

 

RNA Polymerase
Focus on the highly conserved regions of RNA polymerase (virus, prokaryotic and eukaryotic) to discover several important functions of this large protein. more >