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Peer reviews of my page

A Was well written and clear, definitely a protein worth investigating

B Well written and referenced. Minor changes, change to a capital D on heading "driving factors of Separase" also a few more pictures or diagrams would be nice. Also provide a link from this page to the group assignment.


  • I think you should cut the second sentence of the intro in half - long sentences are sometimes hard to follow.
  • There's a small grammatical error: he sister chromatids are held together by a protein called Cohesin,[Full stop?] Separase catalyses and breaksdown [Two words] cohesin
  • If you could find an image of the structure of separase that would be helpful to link to
  • Great reference to group project

D Easy to read. Would have added more images, and formatted headings so that it doesn't look as 'chunky'.

E 3187155, you may benefit from using more diagrams. Some links to you references would be helpful for future reading. Since we’re on referencing, when you use et al, you have to put to full reference once, then you can use it. In all it was a great project. Well done.

F 3132868: Yes, agree with the above, more diagrams or images would be beneficial. May want to add some current research or areas that could bring about further research as conclusion.

G: 3224430: Overall I think you have done a comprehensive research in regards to your topic. I thought introduction can be simplified by giving more general ideas rather than being too informative.

You have now created your individual project page.

--Mark Hill 18:34, 12 May 2009 (EST) check your spelling and grammar, mistakes show that you have not even proof read your own work.

--Mark Hill 17:58, 19 March 2009 (EST) Thank you for your feedback. Yes it still surprizes me that not many students have heard of nuclear pores or the fact that the nuclear envelope is a double membrane continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum. The processing and stability issues will also be discussed in the next lecture on exocytosis.

--Mark Hill 09:54, 3 April 2009 (EST) Correct definitions for CAM terms, lots of science today uses acronyms (because the terms or gene names are very long), but what this can mean is that several acronyms can mean different things to different people.

my peer reviews

  • 3280894 - Peptidoglycan
  • 3201742 - Cyclin
  • 3222840 - Nuclear body protein SP100
  • 3219606 - Cathepsins
  • 3219050 - Apoptotic Protease Activity Factor 1 (APAF-1)

Cell Biology


  • I found the membrane of the nucleus to be interesting. I always thought the nucleus membrane was impermeable, so finding out there were pores was interesting.
  • The mRNA doesn't leave the nucleus until it has matured, and that it is extremely unstable, and as a result is one of the main reasons for There being a cell nucleus in eukaryotes.

electron Microscopy

  • Link to home page of the confocal microscope (UNSW) [1]
  • Link to the home page of the Electron microscope unit (UNSW) [2]

Cell exocytosis

  • Proteins are made in the lumen and are only allowed into the cytoplasm with a membrane. I'm not sure what the proper reason for this is, Is it to protect the protein, or to prevent the poteins from makig chages to the cytoplasm.
  • I found the golgi apparatus pretty interesting. I did not know that each of the compartments were different sizes and that they do not touch.

cellular energy production

  • There are 3 main types of energy production in a cell.
    • Phosphocreatine - resynthesizes and resupplies callular ATP
    • Aerobic metabolism - requires oxygen to drive the chemical reactions
    • Glycolosis - this is an anaerobic system that uses glucose and glycogen
  • Mitochondria and energy production are found in the area of the cell where the most energy is required

Cell adhesion

  • Cell Adhesion Molecule (CAM)
    • L-CAM is a liver cell adhesion molecule
    • NG-CAM is a Neuron-Glia cell adhesion molecule
    • I-CAM is an Intercellular cell adhesion molecule

Lecture 10 Homework

  • strata spinosum

Methods of Confocal Microscopy

  • the two methods used in confocal microscopy are Spinning and Laser

S Phase in cell division

  • S Phase stands for Synthesis Phase