Awesome Disney People
Mary Blair [2/?]

“Walt said that I knew about colors he had never heard of before.” -Mary Blair

Mary Blair is an influential artist who, with a few brushstrokes, defined the look and feel of a Disney movie. Her bold color choices and unique art style is instantly recognizable, seen in classics such as Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and more. Blair also worked on designing park attractions, unquestionably seen in It’s A Small World, which is purely her both in style and concept. She also illustrated many Little Golden Books, such as I Can Fly. There is no doubt that Blair’s stunning style still influences film today.

“The way she painted—in a lot of ways she was still a little girl. Walt was like that… You could see he could relate to children—she was the same way.” -Rolly Crump

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)

Referred to by my biology teacher in high school as a “cellular workhorse” this molecule is constantly being used and reused in the living cell to facilitate energy transfer for a wide range of metabolic processes. Cells break down the ATP to release energy for vital processes and also reform the molecule in order to transfer energy onwards, hence ATP’s nickname as the “energy currency” in cells. The breakdown process involves the removal of the phosphate group on the end (top-left in the diagram) to convert the molecule into ADP (adenosine diphosphate).

The phosphorus design is based on the 5-petal Woodland Star flower, each petal having 3 lobes.

Piece requested by @myceliumman.


Gwen Stefani - ADP Presidents Club 2017 (04/08/2017)

Cellular Respiration
Overview: Cellular respiration is what cells do to make ATP, which basically allow the cell to function. (Think of it like money of a functioning city.) You should know… ATP- adenine triphosphate ADP- adenine diphosphate (only 2 phosphates) NAD+ and FAD+ are enzymes that help speed the whole process up There are 3 main parts which are:
  1. Glycolysis- cytoplasm
  • You have to give in 2 ATP to get 4 ATP, with a net of 2
  • 2 pyruvate are produced
  • 2 NADH are produced
  • negative feedback loop occurs when excess ATP bind to enzyme

2. Krebs Cycle- mitochondria

  • discovered by Hans Krebs (and Albert Szent-Gyorgyi)
  • 2 pyruvate is taken in, along with the 2 NADH and O
  • ATP, citric acid (starts cycle again), and NADH/FADH are produced
  • NADH and FADH are sent on to the ETC
  • O is released

3. Electron Transport Chain- mitochondria inner membrane

  • FADH and NADH (like cars) power electrons (like children) to go down the chain of proteins (kind of like houses) until they reach the ATP synthase (the merry-go-round, known for its spinning motion).
  • ATP synthase squeezes ADP and phosphates together to make ATP (energy).

If there is no Oxygen available, cellular respiration goes through other pathways like fermentation.