Human Insulin Hexamer
Use this 3D printed Biologic Model of Human Insulin Hexamer as a desktop reminder to take your medication before each meal.
This is a 3D Printed Biologic Model of Human Insulin Hexamer 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 characteristic of natural human insulin.
Insulin is a chemical messenger produced by the pancreas in response to food. These types of proteins are called hormones, traveling throughout the body to communicate messages from one cell to another. Insulin notifies the cell to send up glucose transporters because sugar molecules are circulating through the bloodstream.
When bound to an insulin receptor, this message sequesters internal stores of glucose transporters up into the plasma membrane. Once in the membrane, glucose transporters begin pumping glucose into the cell gradually lowering glucose in the blood to normal levels. An important protein for sure, you can imagine the dangers of diseases like diabetes when levels of this hormone dramatically change.
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Model is 3D printed in Full-color sandstone and available in Matte or Glossy UV protectant finish and available in multiple sizes.
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