HIV Protease - Ribbon

HIV Protease - Ribbon 3d printed
HIV Protease - Ribbon 3d printed HIV Protease - Ribbon 3d printed HIV Protease - Ribbon 3d printed Description HIV Protease - Ribbon 3d printed 3d Model Viewer

About this Product

This model of HIV Protease shows the ribbon of the secondary structure and spheres for the inhibitor, indinavir. The cylinders represent the hydrogen bonds that inter-stitch the secondary structure. There are also two 'artificial' cylinders that secure the drug indinavir in place. The scale is 10 million times actual size. This means that the molecule is 5.4 nanometers by 3.9 nanometers by 5.6 nanometers but the physical model swill be 5.4 centimeters by 3.9 centimeters by 5.6 centimeters.

HIV-1 protease (HIV PR) is an aspartic protease that is essential for the life-cycle of HIV, the retrovirus that causes AIDS.[1][2] HIV PR cleaves newly synthesized polyproteins at the appropriate places to create the mature protein components of an infectious HIV virion. Without effective HIV PR, HIV virions remain uninfectious.[3][4] Thus, mutation of HIV PR’s active site or inhibition of its activity disrupts HIV’s ability to replicate and infect additional cells,[5] making HIV PR inhibition the subject of much pharmaceutical research. [6] (
What's in the Box

HIV Protease - Ribbon in White Strong & Flexible
Width Height Depth
2.638 cm 3.444 cm 5.338 cm
This model is 3D Printed in White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
Last updated on 09/11/2014

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