WEHI TV - Animation - Malaria, Apoptosis, DNA Transcription and Translation

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Some remarkable biological animations by Drew Berry.

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Malaria Lifecycle Part 2: Mosquito Host (Drew Berry, 2008)

An accurate visualization of the complete Malaria lifecycle, derived from scientific data sets, microscopy and published literature on the parasite's biology. Everything presented is accurate in scale, structure, and dynamic behavior of mosquito, parasites and human cells.

The sequence visualizes the parasite infection inside a pregnant female mosquito. The camera follows the parasite as it has sex inside the mosquito's stomach, then invades her salivary glands.

Apoptosis and Signal Transduction (Drew Berry, 2006)

Fas signal transduction pathway that induces apoptosis.

T cell death receptor binding;

Caspase 8 and Caspase 9 activation;

Cytochrome C activation of Apaf-1;

The formation of the Apoptosome, and Caspase 3 activation; and

The breakdown of the Actin Cytoskeleton.

Cited in the journal Science (Molecular Animation of Cell Death Mediated by the Fas Pathway, Sci. STKE 2007 (380).

DNA Central Dogma Part 1 Transcription (Drew Berry, 2003)

Various DNA molecular visualizations derived from x-ray crystallography and other data sets, and imbued with dynamic movement that suggest brownian motion.

These molecular animations were created for a major trans-national production effort to raise awareness, educate and promote DNA science to the wider community, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the double helix.

DNA Central Dogma Part 2 Translation (Drew Berry, 2003)