A 3DMD Bioinformatics Activity

Map of the Human ß-Globin Gene© Student Handout

The human β-globin protein functions in transporting oxygen throughout our bodies.  The sequence of the 147 amino acids that comprise the precursor protein is encoded in a sequence of nucleotides that make up the β-Globin Gene. The first amino acid (Met) is later removed to produce a 146 amino acid protein.

Using the Map of the Human ß-Globin Gene©, your students will find the nucleotide sequence in the DNA that encodes the amino acid sequence of the β-globin protein, and highlight both the nucleotide sequence and the corresponding amino acid sequence on their student maps. They can refer to the student handout found at the web address included in your product shipment. CONTACT US if you need that web address emailed to you. (We only share these resources with teachers who purchase the Map of the Human β-Globin Gene©.)