ß-Globin Mini Models

 

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Clamshell

ß-globin, a subunit of hemoglobin, is a small protein (146 amino acids) that transports oxygen throughout our bodies. This protein has a ring-like heme group, which contains an iron atom that binds the oxygen. This subunit also contains the glutamic acid at position 6 that, when changed to valine, results in the sickle cell mutation. Other changes to the β-globin subunit may also result in human disease. Varying severities of betathalassemia can develop as a result of a damaged or completely missing β-globin.

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Beta Globin Photo Gallery

Corresponds with ß-Globin Folding Kit©


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ß-Globin Molecule of the Month

The Molecule of the Month by scientist, author and artist Dr. David Goodsell includes an introduction to the structure and function of the chosen molecule and a discussion of its relevance to human health and welfare. Molecule of the Month articles are frequently referred to by teachers, students and researchers.

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Product Details

 

Grade Level

Middle School
High School

College

Warnings

Choking Hazard
Science Education Product

List Price

4” Plaster Mini Model
(Corresponds with
ß-Globin Folding Kit©)
    $61 (BGMMFK)
4” Plaster Mini Model
(Corresponds with Map of the Human ß-Globin Gene©)
    $61 (BGMMPBI)

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Teacher Tip

Always have your students use plaster models over a table to minimize breakage. Simple breaks can usually be repaired with super-glue.

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