TAPP Radio Episode 15
Actin & Myosin – A Love Story
0:47 | Why does the Golgi apparatus look so weird?
6:02 | Featured topic: The Actin-Myosin Love Story (an analogy)
17:50 | Try the Alexa skill for this podcast
1 | The Shape of the Golgi Apparatus
The Golgi apparatus has a distinctive flattened shape. It turns out that it’s the functioning of the cytoskeleton that is responsible.
- Why the Golgi Apparatus Looks So Funny (Kevin’s blog post)
- GOLPH3 bridges phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate and actomyosin to stretch and shape the golgi to promote budding. (research article)
- Golgi’s Job Stretches it Thin (article from Science News)
- Terminologia Histologica: International Terms for Human Cytology and Histology (book plus CD)
- Terminologia Histologica: International Terms for Human Cytology and Histology (online version)
2 | Actin & Myosin: A Love Story
Kevin tells the story of actin and myosin as an analogy to a classic love story. This playful story reflects the focus of recent episodes about the use of storytelling and analogies in teaching A&P.
- Episode 12: Storytelling is the Heart of Teaching A&P (introduces the strategy of storytelling)
- Episode 13: Playful and Serious is the Perfect Combo for A&P (introduces the value of playful analogies)
- Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology (Kevin’s brief manual for A&P students features a version of the actin-myosin love story)
- Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Skeletal Muscle: A Love Story? (article from HAPS Educator with a version of this story)
- Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching Any Subject (book that addresses many issues, including English-language learners)
3 | Don’t Forget the Alexa Skill for This Podcast
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