CRISPR Cpf1 Bound to Guide RNA and Target DNA
From x-ray crystallography data to 3D printed model to augmented reality app, this CRISPR Cpf1 protein guide explains the inner workings of this amazing genome editing system.
This molecular model kit contains a 3D printed protein model of CRISPR Cpf1, model base, and Augmented Reality App. This model is printed in full-color sandstone. CRISPR Cpf1 domains are colored blue, DNA colors yellow and green, and guide RNA colored Red. Download the free Biologic Explorer App and explore CRISPR’s internal atomic structures.
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats from Prevotella and Francisella CRISPR/Cpf1 is a DNA-editing technology analogous to the CRISPR Cas9 system, characterized in 2015 by Feng Zhang’s group from the Broad Institute and MIT. Cpf1 is an RNA-guided endonuclease of a class II CRISPR/Cas system. This acquired immune mechanism is found in Prevotella and Francisella bacteria. It prevents genetic damage from viruses. Cpf1 genes are associated with the CRISPR locus, coding for an endonuclease that use a guide RNA to find and cleave viral DNA. Cpf1 is a smaller and simpler endonuclease than Cas9, overcoming some of the CRISPR/Cas9 system limitations. CRISPR/Cpf1 could have multiple applications, including treatment of genetic illnesses and degenerative conditions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR/Cpf1
Purchase 3D Print CRISPR Cpf1
This is a 3D print of CRISPR Cpf1 created in full-color sandstone. The model depicts CRISPR (blue) bound to its guide RNA (red) while editing its Target DNA (yellow and green). The subtle color variations in the CRISPR are associated with its bFactor, or atomic temperature. The darker the color, the less the protein moves with a cooler atomic temperature. Consider purchasing an Augmented Reality base for your CRISPR Cpf1 protein model.
Download the free Augmented Reality App
Download the free CRISPR Cpf1 Biologic Explorer App and explore the internal atomic structures of the protein. Launch the Biologic Explorer and point your phone at this QR Code or the nameplate on the CRISPR Cpf1 base to launch a digital model of CRISPR Cpf1. Toggle on and off different structures to reveal the hidden beauty of x-ray crystallography data.