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Hemolysin Mini Model
Hemolysin Mini Model

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Starting at: $269.00

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High School

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This plaster mini model is being discontinued as we redesign it for 3D printing in a larger size and a more durable material. Best of all, we believe we will be able to offer it at a lower price! Watch for its updated availability on our Facebook page, Instagram, and eNewsletter.

A colorful protein model that will engage your students in discussions about how a protein can assemble into quaternary structure to perform specific functions.

Hemolysin is a protein produced by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Seven subunits of hemolysin assemble into a heptamer complex that embeds itself into the membrane of a red blood cell. Each subunit contributes 2 strands to a 14-stranded beta-barrel that is inserted into the membrane to create a hole. Hemoglobin protein then leaks out of the red blood cells, making the iron available to the bacteria to support their growth.

Each of the 7 subunits in this 3-D protein model of hemolysin is displayed in a alpha carbon backbone format and colored differently (red, light green, orange, blue, light blue, purple, and green) to help your students see the individual subunits.

This 3.5'' model is made of plaster by rapid prototyping and should be handled with care. Mini models will break if dropped, held tightly or handled roughly. Its PDB file is 7AHL.pdb.

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