(A Biologist’s) St. Patrick’s Day Song 有趣啤酒之歌

整理|楊玲(臺大跨科際對話平臺)
翻譯|蔡松源(臺大跨科際對話平臺)

最近在Youtube有一首名為"(A Biologist’s) St. Patrick’s Day Song"的影片,已突破20萬人點閱。內容是一位男子自彈自唱慶祝愛爾蘭傳統節日St. Patrick’s Day,當天最重要的活動就是喝啤酒歡騰。這首歌以輕鬆方式描寫啤酒如何釀出及人們喝醉後逗趣反應。音樂旋律輕快,歌詞相當有趣,十分吸睛,這也展現科學傳播另一種有趣途徑。

【Lyrics】

In the year of our lord eighteen hundred and eleven
公元一八一一年
On March the seventeenth day
在三月十七日
I will raise up a beer and I’ll raise up a cheer
我會舉起一杯啤酒為之歡呼
For Saccharomyces cerevisiae
為釀酒酵母喝一杯
Here’s to brewers yeast, that humblest of all beasts
為釀酒酵母喝彩,它是所有野獸中最謙卑的
Producing carbon gas reducing acetaldehyde
生產碳氣體減少乙醛
But my friends that isn’t all — it makes ethyl alcohol
但我的朋友釀酒酵母不僅如此 — — 它製造酒精
That is what the yeast excretes and that’s what we imbibe
這是酵母所分泌供我們飲用的

Anaerobic isolation
厭氧隔離
Alcoholic fermentation
酒精發酵
NADH oxidation
NADH 氧化
Give me a beer
給我一杯啤酒

[CHORUS]

My intestinal wall absorbs that ethanol
我的腸壁吸收乙醇
And soon it passes through my blood-brain barrier
它很快經過我的腦血管障壁
There’s a girl in the next seat who I didn’t think that sweet
我原本不覺得坐在隔壁的女生長得很可愛
But after a few drinks I want to marry her
但喝了幾杯後我想和她結婚
I guess it’s not surprising, my dopamine is rising
我猜這並不奇怪,我的多巴胺正在上升
And my glutamate receptors are all shot
我的谷氨酸受體全部一槍斃命
I’d surely be bemoaning all the extra serotonin
我必定會哀歎體內額外的5-羥色胺
But my judgment is impaired and my confidence is not
我的判斷失常但我的信心毫無減弱

Allosteric modulation
變構調製
No Long Term Potentiation
沒有長時程增強
Hastens my inebriation
我醉得更厲害
Give me a beer
給我一杯啤酒

[CHORUS]

When ethanol is in me, some shows up in my kidneys
當乙醇存於體內,一些跑到我的腎臟
And inhibits vasopressin by degrees
某程度上抑制加壓素
A decrease in aquaporins hinders water re-absorption
水通道蛋白的減少阻礙了水再吸收
And pretty soon I really have to pee
很快我真的要尿尿
Well my liver breaks it down so my body can rebound
好讓我的肝臟能分解它,使我的身體可以恢復
By my store of glycogen is soon depleted
但我的糖原儲存量很快耗盡
And tomorrow when I’m sober I will also be hungover
明天清醒的時候,我會宿醉
Cause I flushed electrolytes that my nerves and muscles needed
因為我把神經和肌肉所需的電解質排掉

Diuretic activation
利尿啟動
Urination urination
小便排尿
Urination dehydration
排尿脫水
Give me a beer
給我一杯啤酒

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