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There's only one proper way to learn science: through SONG!
This is a bio project about glycolysis, the first step in cellular respiration in all cells. It is the epic tale of a glucose molecule becoming two pyruvate. If you had trouble learning the steps before, rejoice-- nothing stays in your head like a catchy tune and a lack of vocal talent.
Credit also goes of course to my group members!

LYRICS*
A glucose molecule was floatin' around
the cytoplasm with other compounds
when suddenly 2ATP burst from the shade
and destabliz'd the bonds 'twixt atoms made
Glucose, unstable, began glycolysis :
'glucose' means sugar; splitting 'lysis'
for we split glucose to make energy
that we store in the bonds of ATP

from which we steal with phosphorylase
to turn glucose into glucose-6-phosphate
but this also turns ATP into ADP
a reaction which takes energy
then an isomerase enzyme makes isomers
rearranges G-6-P into something similar:
a fructose-6-phosphate molecule
different arrangement with the same formule (-a)

This is the Ultimate breakdown, of glucose for energy
compounds, enzymes, and conversions, too small for the eye to see
one compound will remain, I wonder what it will be
this is the Ultimate breakdown, of glucose for energy.

Phosphorylase took a bite out of ATP
like Bryn took a bite out of his sushi
with a phosphate subtrate + fructose-6-phosphate
to make fructose-1,6-biphosphate
this compound decomposed because t'was unsteady
it split into two: G-3-P and NADP
but isomerase changed di-hydroxy-acetone-phosph ate
which resulted int 2 glyceraldehyde-3-phosphat e

Then NAD took hydrogen with hydrogenase
it became NADH+H while phosphorylase
took a phosphate group from the ATP compound
making 1,3-biphosphoglycerate with new phosphate bound
which was made very pointless when in the next step
ADP reclaimed the phosphate group
with phosphorylase, and ATP was made,
along with a molecule of 3-phosphorylate.

This is the Ultimate breakdown, of glucose for energy
compounds, enzymes, and conversions, too small for the eye to see
one compound will remain, I wonder what it will be
this is the Ultimate breakdown, of glucose for energy.

Compounds were changed in quick succession
in glycolysis of cellular respiration
which takes a glucose molecule and breaks it apart
-- glycolysis is only the start.
of this long process which all cells complete
even bacteria and the plants that we eat.
it creates the necessary energy
to carry out the cell's activities

A Glucose destabliz'ed by 2ATP and
becomes glucose-6-phosphate with one P
fructose-6-phosphate, fructose-1,6-phosphate
and two glyceraldehyde-3-phosphat e,
1,3-biphosphoglycerate, 3-phosphoglycerate,
which is rearranged into 2-phosphoglycerate
which is dehydrated by dehydrase
to make phosphenol pyruvate
they all came from each other lightning fast
to release the energy in glucose stashed
its a process that happens constantly
unless it runs out of NAD+

and glycolysis raged in entities
many enzymes were used but eventually
the product to which this process equates:
2 molecules of pyruvate!

This is the Ultimate breakdown, of glucose for energy
compounds, enzymes, and conversions, too small for the eye to see
one compound will remain, I wonder what it will be
this is the Ultimate breakdown...
this is the Ultimate breakdown...
this is the Ultimate breakdown...
of glucose for energy.

*the tune belongs to lemondemon

Reviews


sammontaguesammontague

Rated 5 / 5 stars

brilliant

loved it



ProottalfainProottalfain

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Makes the ears bleed a bit...

The quality of the sound is too poor... I had to close it during the second paragraph because it was unbearable... I am not discussing your singing talents, and in fact I can't judge them properly, because like I said the sound quality is crap.



devilskill66devilskill66

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

lol creative

lol similar to the ultimate showdown, educational though, its pretty good. I only issue is the subtitle lyrics are slower than your singing, but thats just a minor techniality. gj.



TStoddenTStodden

Rated 1 / 5 stars

Audio needs better Mixing

Besides beating a tune dead with a stick, the audio is extremely painful on the ears. An audio editor like Audacity ( http://audacity.sourceforge.net ) would have helped fixed the redubbing of the lyrics by removing (or help preventing) distortion that makes this easier on the ears.

Right now, you'll need to be heard of hearing, deaf or tone deaf to get through this.

This just needs a bit more polish to become something that users can enjoy.



MirnusMirnus

Rated 3 / 5 stars

*twitch*

It's sad that I understood every single word in that song...and it reminded me of how much I despise chemistry. (That's why I'm in biology).
It was okay...the sound quality was pretty choppy and the animation was okay.