3D Print of the Week

3d print of the week: model of the alpha synuclein protein

This week’s featured print is a model of alpha synuclein which is a protein involved in Parkinson’s disease. This print demonstrates both the geometry and texture of the receptor so that the researchers can better understand where ligands bind and interact with the protein.

More information about Dr. Robert Mach’s research can be found in the biomedical literature, such as a recent article in ACS Chemical Neuroscience.

Printed in Black PLA on the Ultimaker 3 printer

Learn more about the Biomedical Library’s 3D printing service which is proud to print complimentary objects and provide 3D design consultations  contributing to innovation in teaching, learning, research, and clinical care at the University of Pennsylvania.

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