Protein Synthesis Animation Collection

These Animation Will Help You Learn What Is Protein Synthesis

Below I have tried to gather almost a complete collection of protein synthesis animation videos and slide-shares. The aim was to find as many as possible protein synthesis animations that cover all the protein synthesis steps, but also to include animations that describe specific steps of the protein synthesis process. The majority of the videos are taken from YouTube and Vimeo – you can watch them directly as embedded in the post. There are also other protein synthesis animations which are impossible to be embedded in the post – to watch them, just click the video thumbnail and you will be guided to the original source. For each protein synthesis animation I will try to provide a short summary and detailed information for the source of the animation – all the CREDITS go to the original publisher/author, because preparing such an animation is really very-very time and resource consuming!

Protein Synthesis Animation - An Overview

Summary: This protein synthesis animation covers transcription and translation steps of protein synthesis in REAL TIME speed. The animation shows in details all major cellular machinery (like transcription factors, RNA polymerase, ribosomes, tRNAs, etc) involved in different steps of protein biosynthesis.
Source: shadowlabdotorg channel @ YouTube

DNA Transcription, Translation and Folding Animation

Summary: Another protein synthesis animation that cover the full process - from DNA transcription, through mRNA translation and protein folding. At the end some additional information about the involvement of the chaperones and chaperonin in the step of protein folding, which is missing in the first animation.
Source: Although that video is watermarked with, probably the authors are from

DNA Transcription Animation

Summary: Not so interactive as the above two, but really very informative and detailed. The focus is on the different upstream regions and the formation of the transcription complex with a lot of details about the involvement of all transcription factors and the RNA polymerase.
Source: This wonderful protein synthesis animation is created by NDSU Virtual Cell Animations Project.

mRNA Translation to Protein Animation

Summary: This protein synthesis animation demonstrates in details how the polypeptide chain grows step-by-step in the protein synthesis factory - the ribosome. The video shows in action the three main steps in the process of translation - initiation, elongation, termination.
Source: The video refer to, but I am not sure if they are the real authors.