Acetylcholinesterase Active Site Cube©

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What better way to illustrate what happens inside an enzyme than with this 3D model of acetylcholinesterase? Unfold the cube to show the amino acids in the active site and demonstrate how an insecticide affects the enzyme.


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Acetylcholinesterase Active Site Cube© Teaching Points

The acetylcholinesterase gene and the protein it encodes can be used to demonstrate a number of biological concepts, including enzyme specificity, competitive inhibition, mutation, characteristics of the genetic code, alternate splice sites, natural selection, bioinformatics, and disease transmission.

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Acetylcholinesterase Active Site Cube© Jmol Tutorials

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Product Details


Grade Level

High School


Choking Hazard
Small Magnets
Science Education Product
California Proposition 65

List Price

3'' Plaster Cube $499 (ACHASC-3)

5'' Plaster Cube $950 (ACHASC-5)     

Not eligible for discount.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.

This product is not available for shipping outside the U.S. and Canada.


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