Donnerstag, 28. Juli 2011

3L1E: Eskimo

AlphaA crystallin is a structure protein which can be found in the eye lens. Alpha crystallin can also act as a chaperon (meaning that it can assist proteins to acquire a certain 3D structure) and prevent the precipitation of denatured proteins. This property is suggested to contribute to the maintenance of lens transparency and to the prevention from cataracts.[
There seems to be a good reason why an Eskimo is shown in this drawing. Interestingly, cataracts and glaucoma are prevalent in Alaska Native people.[


  1. Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Your drawings on protein structures are absolutely brilliant! A great way to mix biology with art! I kind of try to do the same with botany and my bags :)


  2. Thank you!:) Oh wow, I just saw your bags, the design is really great. I would never think that it's possible to produce things of such quality at home!