Protein Channels game
Written by: Marcella Martos and Meredith Turnbough
Illustrated by: Dr. Biology and Sabine Deviche

When was the last time you folded a piece of paper to make a fun shape? Maybe you made a paper plane or tried origami to make a swan. Believe it or not, the building blocks inside your body also need to fold into the right shapes to work properly.

In Venom! you can build your own protein channel from paper. On the computer you can play the Venom! invader game and test your skills by battling scorpion venom. While you play and experiment you can also learn about proteins, the tiny building blocks that make all living things work.

Want to learn more? With the click of a mouse you can get into the science behind Venom in the Protein Science sections.

scorpion iconOrigami Protein ChannelHemoglobin molecule animation
Play GamePaper Protein ActivityProtein Science

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  • Article: Venom!
  • Author(s): Marcella Martos, Meredith Turnbough
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: April 27, 2012
  • Date accessed: June 12, 2024
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Marcella Martos, Meredith Turnbough. (2012, April 27). Venom!. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 12, 2024 from

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Marcella Martos, Meredith Turnbough. "Venom!". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 27 April, 2012.

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Marcella Martos, Meredith Turnbough. "Venom!". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 27 Apr 2012. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 12 Jun 2024.

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Venom will test your skills battling a scorpion sting. Can you save the patient before they need to be flown off to urgent care?

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