Structure collections

Collection Description
Beautiful Brain Collection Sodium channel

The Beautiful Brain structure collection accompanies the traveling art exhibit:  The Beautiful Brain:  Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal.  This exhibit will be at the Weisman Art Museum, at the University of Minnesota, between Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 and Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Bio-ITEST Collection

These structures are part of the Bio-ITEST curriculum.  

Biochemicals Collection

A collection of biochemicals:  starch, sugars, lipids, fatty acids, amino acids, DNA, tRNA, and protein.

BiotechEd Collection

Chemical and molecular structures that accompany the upcoming edition of Biotechnology:  Science for the New Millennium, by Ellyn Daugherty.

BRCA1 Collection

Chemical and molecular structures that accompany the Bio-ITEST Genetic Testing curriculum strand.  Includes NEW structures!

CRISPR Collection

Structures of immune cascade complexes from bacteria. These include CRISPR complexes from different bacteria,with guide RNA, target DNA, and the Cas1, Cas2, Cas3, and Cas9 nucleases. This collection of structures can be used to show how bacteria recognize and destroy viral DNA. This system has become an important tool for genome engineering.

DNA Binding Lab Collection

Investigate structures of DNA and determine if other molecules (protein or other chemicals) are bound in the major groove of the DNA or the minor groove.  Use this collection of structures to see how molecules interact with DNA.  Both proteins and drugs bind to specific sequences in DNA by recognizing the three dimensional shapes.

DNA Exploration Collection

A collection of structures for exploring DNA, different forms of DNA, and deoxyribonucleotides.  Learn more about the different forms of DNA structures in our blog post, The A, B, Z's of DNA.

Hemoglobin Collection

These structures are from different forms of hemoglobin.  You can use these to compare hemoglobin with and without oxygen and the hemoglobin structures found in two types of sickle cell anemia (Hemoglobin S, and Hemoglobin C).

Immunology Basics Collection

This set of immunology-related structures was created with an innovation grant from Shoreline Community College.

Influenza-drug-resistance Collection

These structures are from aligned pairs of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant influenza proteins bound to different types of antiviral drugs. Comparing the pairs of structures shows how a single base mutation can allow a virus to become resistant to a drug. 

Molecular Murder Mystery Collection

A number of victims were found in compromising circumstances.  How did this happen?  Can you solve the mysteries?

Project Violet Collection

Structures used in the Project Violet Exploration at Fred Hutch.

Receptors - hot stuff Collection

Molecular structures of selected receptors and some of the chemicals they bind like capsaicin and wasabi.

Siamese cats Collection

These structures can be used to show the affect of a frameshift mutation and to examine temperature sensitive mutations.

Sugar Collection

Sugar (Glucose and sucrose) and the building blocks of sugar:  water, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide