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3D Print of Inactive EGFR Tyrosine Kinase

This is a 3D print of X-ray crystallography dataset 4HJO, the Crystal Structure of the Inactive EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Domain with Erlotinib. 4TRP Protein Description Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exists on the cell surface and is activated by binding of its specific ligands, including epidermal growth factor and transforming growth factor α (TGFα) (note, a…

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3D Print of Porcine Trypsin

1S81, Porcine Trypsin

Trypsin is a protease enzyme from the digestive system. Trypsin hydrolyzes proteins adding water molecules to specific structures and cuts up other proteins into pieces. Trypsin is used in a variety of biotechnologies to break down proteins, commonly referred to as trypsinization. Protein Description “An understanding of the physiological and toxicological properties of borate and the utilization…

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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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