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3D Print of Humalog Insulin Hexamer

Humalog, Biologic Models, Diabetes

This is a model of the pharmaceutical drug Humalog, insulin lispro, in its stable macro-molecule hexamer form. It is colored by the protein’s bFactor, or atomic temperature. Chains A and C are stained yellow, and Chains B and D are stained dark purple. The core of the macromolecule shows the stable, cool binding region of each monomer, an…

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3D Print of Glycated Hemoglobin HbA1c

Glycated Hemoglobin, HbA1c, Biologic Models,

Use 3D explorer to customize and 3D print the Glycated Hemoglobin HbA1c Protein Model. Use this scientific model of the HbA1c diabetes blood test to explain the dangers of high blood sugar.  Scale the model to any printable size and select from a variety of materials! (more…)

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3D Print of Insulin Receptor bound by Insulin

Insulin Receptor, Biologic Models, Diabetes,

The Insulin receptor plays a central role in cellular signaling. It regulates metabolism, growth, division, differentiation, and survival. Insulin resistance contributes to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Customize and 3D print this Biologic Model of an Insulin Receptor bound by Insulin. (more…)

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3D Print of Oligosaccharyltransferase Complex

Oligosaccharyltransferase Complex, OST, ETH Zurich, Biologic Models

This is a 3D print of oligosaccharyltransferase (OST) complex. It is colored blue according to the protein’s electrostatic property. Colored green are various monosaccharides attached to OST as sugar trees. Isolated and colored by atom type are the binding residues that attach shuttling proteins. Colored white are individual phospholipids from a plasma membrane. (more…)

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3D Print of Tresiba Insulin Hexamer

3D print of Tresiba Insulin Hexomer

This is a model of the pharmaceutical drug Tresiba, insulin degludec, in its stable macro-molecule hexamer form. Tresiba is a fascinating drug, engineered to create long, macromolecular filaments that get stored in fat. Attached to each hexamer are 6 hydrocarbon chains (blue-cyan sticks). They act like tails reaching out to a neighbor hexamer to bind.…

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3D Print of Novolog Insulin Hexamer

3D Print of Novolog Insulin Hexomer

This is a model of the pharmaceutical drug Novolog, insulin aspart, in its stable macro-molecule hexamer form. It is colored by the protein’s bFactor, or atomic temperature. Chains A and C are stained yellow, and Chains B and D are stained dark orange-red. The core of the macromolecule shows the stable, cool binding region of each monomer, an…

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3D Print of Human Insulin Hexamer

3D Print of Human Insulin Hexomer

This is a 3D print of human insulin in its stable macro-molecule hexamer form. It is colored by the protein’s bFactor or atomic temperature. Chains A and C are stained yellow, and Chains B and D are stained lite orange. The core of the macromolecule shows the stable, cool binding region of each monomer, an important…

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Protein Models as tools for STEM Education

Oxygenated Hemoglobin Hb, Hemglobin, Hb, Haemoglobin, Casey Steffen, Biologic Models, Biologic Discovery, Protein model, molecule,

5th Grade science student examines hemoglobin We’ve known college students enjoy using protein models as tools for STEM Education and learn equally well from both computer-aided molecular visualization software as they do physical models. Could the same apply to gradeschool children?  How young of an audience can we communicate basic molecular biology?  In doing so, can we raise…

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