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MAPS Teams Kits and Models
Maps Teams Kits and Models

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Product Code: M

M-FGIK $114.00
M-INSFK $54.00
M-INSP $21.00
M-INSPM $45.00
M-WK $44.00
M-AASK $61.00
M-AABB $30.00

Description Teacher Resources
Special discount for MAPS (Modeling a Protein Story) Teams! Consider purchasing any or all of these kits and models to enhance your study of insulin, the featured protein for the 2017-2018 school year. Use coupon code MAPS17 and receive 15% off your order. Available for purchase through this special offer: 1-Cup Water Kit, 1-Group Amino Acid Starter Kit, 1-Group Insulin mRNA to Protein Kit, Plastic Insulin Model, Insulin Poster and Molymod Amino Acid Building Block Models. This coupon cannot be combined with other offers. More information about all of these products can be found below or at www.3dmoleculardesigns.com.

Water Kit (code M-WK)
Use these magnetic water molecules to discover hydrogen bonding, make ice, dissolve salt, evaporate water, explore transpiration, create ethanol, and much more. Students feel the various strengths of hydrogen, covalent and ionic bonds. They also can show the differences between molecular adhesion, cohesion and capillary action and demonstrate surface tension, evaporation, condensation and solubility.

Amino Acid Starter Kit (code M-AASK)
In the first protein-folding activity, students use the Amino Acid Starter Kit to construct a generic 15-amino acid protein as they explore the chemical interactions that drive each protein to fold into its specific 3-D shape (primary and tertiary structure). In the second activity, students learn about the secondary structure of proteins – which consists of alpha helices and/or beta sheets – by folding a mini toober model of the first of 3 zinc fingers of the Zif268 protein. The third activity introduces students to protein enzymes as they model an active site – the region where chemical reaction takes place. Finally, numerous variations on the initial mini toober-folding exercise help you demonstrate reversible denaturation, reverse engineering, and the effects of mutation.

Insulin mRNA to Protein Kit (code M-INSFK)
Explore how a specific sequence of nucleotides encodes a corresponding sequence of amino acids, which then determines its final 3D protein structure. Students will learn how insulin mRNA is translated by the ribosome into a precursor form of insulin, and then how the precursor is processed to create the final, functional protein. After using the kit’s bioinformatics map to determine the nucleotide sequence that encodes the amino acid sequence of insulin, students fold a physical model of the 3D protein structure of insulin, using mini toobers (purple for the A-chain and orange for the B-chain) and a folding map.

Insulin Model (code M-INSPM)
Our alpha carbon backbone model of insulin - now printed in durable plastic - features a 51-amino acid peptide with a longer B chain (colored orange) composed of an alpha helix and a beta strand, and a shorter A chain (colored purple) consisting of two alpha helices. The two chains are linked together by three disulfide bonds formed between the three pairs of cysteine side chains displayed in the model.

Insulin Poster (code M-INSP)
Our colorful, laminated poster highlights how the insulin protein can be used to explore a broad range of biology topics, from the flow of genetic information to diabetes control.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit (code M-FGIK)
Students can use our Flow of Genetic Information Kit to model
DNA replication using color-coded, foam nucleotides and a placemat, model
RNA transcription as they copy one strand of DNA into mRNA using an RNA polymerase and
model translation/protein synthesis as they decode the mRNA into protein on the ribosome placemat.

Amino Acid Building Block Models (code M-AABB)
This kit enables students to build and compare 2 generic amino acids models using atoms, covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds. Atoms and side chains are represented by colored spheres and follow the standard CPK color scheme; covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds are represented by sticks. After constructing and identifying the components of the 2 amino acids, they can be linked by a peptide bond to make a dipeptide – splitting out a water molecule.

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