Above, left to right: paper model of the leucine zipper, chitin, and an alpha helix printed at 250% scale with a valine side chain made with Minit molecular models.
Includes all of the models listed below in the basic models section.
For individual use $5
Classroom copy $25 includes explicit permission to print and photocopy models for your classes
Molecular Origami for Biochemistry is a set of PDF files that can be printed, cut, glued, folded, and taped together to make 3D models of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and DNA.
Most models can be printed on standard 20 lb printer paper. A few models work best with heavier paper or card stock. The models can be printed in a larger scale over multiple pages, or printed on various colors of paper. When printed at 250% scale, the paper models are roughly equivalent in scale to the Minit biochemistry molecular model set (see picture above, right). Instructions are included with the PDF, and YouTube videos are in development and linked within the PDF where available.
When you purchase a PDF file by clicking on one of the "add to cart" buttons above, you will receive an email link to download your own personalized copy, which will be stamped with your email address. You may print as many copies as you wish for your own personal use. Teachers interested in purchasing the PDF for use in their classes should purchase a classroom copy, which includes explicit copyright permission to print and photocopy the models for their classes.
When a model is updated, purchasers will receive a discount code to download the new version for no charge.
Proteins: Alpha helices and beta sheets
Proteins: Rossmann Fold (8ADH 195-224)
Proteins: Leucine Zipper (2ZTA)
Proteins: Collagen (1K6F)
Carbohydrates: Amylose and amylopectin
Lipids: Fold-ins, Building Blocks, Arachidonic Acid-to-Prostaglandin activity
A 30 page workbook that guides the student through the structural notation and nomenclature of carbohydrates, including Fisher and Haworth representations, glycosidic linkages, and mutarotation. The level is suitable for higher level GOB courses and organic II.
Coming soon! These models are not available in the basic set, and require more skill to assemble.
Minor groove intercalating drugs
Alcohol dehydrogenase (8ADH) 175-224
bZIP Leucine Zipper transcription factor (2DGC)