Part of model of myoglobin ("forest of rods") constructed in 1960 during work on the structure of the molecule to a resolution of 2 Angstroms: it comprises steel rods with meccano clips in wooden base-boards with Kendrew-type skeletal models showing the peptide chain
The British crystallographer John Kendrew and the Austrian-British molecular biologist Max Perutz built this remarkable model to represent the molecular structure of myoglobin, a compound that stores oxygen in muscles. The two scientists won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work determining the structure of this and other globular proteins.
- Object Number:
- 1977-219 Pt3
- myoglobin models
- Dr. M.F. Perutz.
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