Aquaporin Channel Mini Model

Aquaporin Channel Mini Model

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Don’t just tell your students how aquaporin moves water across a lipid bilayer. Show them its structure and discuss its function with 3D Molecular Designs' colorful 3D protein model.


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Aquaporin Channel Mini Model Open to Show Asparagine and Water Molecules


Aquaporin Mini Model Student Handout

The movement of the water molecules through cell membranes is too rapid to be explained by unaided diffusion alone. Transport proteins called aquaporins facilitate the diffusion of water across the cell membrane.

Aquaporin Mini Model Osmosis Lesson

Living things must perform vital activities in order to maintain their existence, including moving water in and out of cells. It is important for your students to understand how water flows in and out of a cell through the membrane that surrounds cells, as it directly impact a cell’s ability to survive. The passive transport of water across a selectively permeable membrane is called osmosis.

Molecule of the Month on Aquaporin

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

Aquaporin Mini Model Animations and Videos

In this computer simulation the oxygen (red) atom of each water molecule points down as it moves through the channel toward the 2 asparagine.

Product Details


Grade Level

High School


Choking Hazard
Small Magnets
Science Education Product
California Proposition 65

List Price

3.75” Plaster Mini Model
     $84 (ACMM)

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

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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