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Insulin - Molecular Surface 3d printed

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Transparent Acrylic
Insulin - Molecular Surface 3d printed Two insulin molecules... one transparent and one in hard blue plastic.
Insulin - Molecular Surface 3d printed Two insulin molecules... one transparent and one in hard blue plastic.

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Insulin - Molecular Surface 3d printed Here I am my dad with a model of a molecule of insulin. He is a diabetic so this model was quite significant to him.
Insulin - Molecular Surface 3d printed Here I am my dad with a model of a molecule of insulin. He is a diabetic so this model was quite significant to him.

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Insulin - Molecular Surface 3d printed
Insulin - Molecular Surface 3d printed

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Insulin - Molecular Surface

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  • 3D printed in Transparent Acrylic: Firm translucent plastic with a smooth surface and rubbery feel.
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This is a monomer of insulin. The monomer actively promotes glucose absorption from the blood to skeletal muscles and fat tissue. When not in use, insulin is stored in the body as a hexamer - a unit of six insulin molecules.

Produced by beta cells in the pancreas, insulin plays a crucial role in the body's ability to regulate and store sugar in the blood stream. Diabetes mellitus can result when the body loses control over insulin synthesis. In Type 1, the immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells which leads to an insulin deficiency. Type 2 Diabetes generally arises from a variety of factors, including genetic-susceptibility, obesity, age, and physical inactivity. In Type 2, cells become desensitized to insulin, resulting in dangerously high and low levels of sugar in the blood.

The model is presented 10 million time larger than real life. That means that the physical model's 2.8 centimeters in height actually represent 28 Angstroms in the cell.
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Insulin - Molecular Surface
Transparent Acrylic
Width
2.5 cm
Height
3.3 cm
Depth
2.6 cm

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