Forest of Rods model of myoglobin

Made:
1960 in Cambridge
maker:
Max Ferdinand Perutz
and
John Cowdery Kendrew

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Model of myoglobin ("forest of rods") constructed in 1960 during work on the structure of the molecule to a resolution
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Model of myoglobin ("forest of rods") constructed in 1960 during work on the structure of the molecule to a resolution
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model of myoglobin ("forest of rods") constructed in 1960 during work on the structure of the molecule to a resolution
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model of myoglobin ("forest of rods") constructed in 1960 during work on the structure of the molecule to a resolution
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model of myoglobin ("forest of rods") constructed in 1960 during work on the structure of the molecule to a resolution
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model of myoglobin ("forest of rods") constructed in 1960 during work on the structure of the molecule to a resolution
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model of myoglobin ("forest of rods") constructed in 1960 during work on the structure of the molecule to a resolution
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model of myoglobin ("forest of rods") constructed in 1960 during work on the structure of the molecule to a resolution
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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.

Details

Category:
Biochemistry
Object Number:
1977-219 Pt3
Materials:
aluminium (metal), plastic (unidentified), plywood, steel (metal)
Measurements:
crated: 470kg
type:
myoglobin models
credit:
Dr. M.F. Perutz.
status:
Permanent collection

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