Learning the Fructose Metabolism by Hypermedia

J.K. Sugai et al


Introduction: Learning of biochemistry among other factors depends on create an

educational environment favorable to the reality of the students and offer better

educational tools for the teachers. Objective: The goal of this hypermedia is to motivate

and strengthen the students learning about the metabolism of fructose. Materials And

Methods:This work presents the development of a biochemical hypermedia to

understanding of the fructose metabolism. It was developed with the help of concept

maps, ISIS Draw, ADOBE Photoshop and FLASH MX Program. Results and Discussion:

A step by step animation process shows the enzymatic reactions of three pathways of the

fructose metabolism (principal route-fructokinase, sorbitol and hexokinase

pathways).There are navigation guide that allow scrolling the mouse over the names of the

components of enzymatic reactions of via the metabolism of fructose. Thus, explanatory

text box, chemical structures and animation of the actions of enzymes appear to navigator.

Upon completion of the module, the user’s response to the proposed exercise can be

checked immediately through text box with interactive content of the answer.

Conclusion:This hypermedia was presented for undergraduate students (UFSC). Its use

allowed to users to reach the goal of understanding of the subject independently of their

agility or background, since it was possible to each student navigate through the

hypermedia according with his individual rhythm and as many times as needed.

Interactive hypermedia is proving to be


biochemical hypermedia, fructose metabolism, fructose pathway.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.16923/reb.v12i1.346


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