Oxytocin – Love hormone

Don’t forget to buy the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Why not a pair of oxytocin earrings in silver?

Oxytocin is a feel-good hormone and called the ”Love hormone”. It’s released during physical contact.

Oxytocin is a peptide consisting of 9 amino acids. The jewelry shows the peptide chain in three dimensions.

Toxin jewelry in silver

AmmTX3 is a toxin from the scorpion  Androctonus mauretanicus.

AmmTX3

It’s a small protein that blocks the potassium channels in our cells.

 

Erabutoxin A is a neurotoxin from the Philippine sea snake Laticauda semifasciata.

Erabutoxin A

Erabutoxin A is part of the family of three-finger toxins. Three-finger toxins are small proteins found in the venom of snakes. The toxin, which consists of three beta containing loops, resembles a hand with three fingers.

Strong flavors in our food

Three different molecules as seasoning.

Capsaicin is a molecule that gives the burning feeling in strongly chili-spiced food.
Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) is a colourless oil that gives the pungent taste to mustard, horseradish and wasabi.
Piperine is responsible for the pungency of black pepper and white pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Lucia!

Today, Saint Lucia comes with candles, glitter and some Christmas cookies.

   

 

A Safranal molecule in silver & gold. Safranal is a molecule isolated from saffron. It gives saffron its distinct taste and aroma. Saffron consists of the stigmas of the crocus flowers (Crocus sativus).

Some gingerbread spices as silver jewelry. Coumarin (cinnamon), gingerol (ginger) and eugenol (cloves).

Hepatitis C jewelry

One of this year’s Nobel jewelry is inspired by the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Nobel Prize was awarded Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Rice och Michael Houghton for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.

 

 

The Hepatitis C is a small enveloped RNA virus. The virus particle consists of a lipid membrane envelope. Within the envelope an icosahedral core. My interpretation is a virus jewelry where parts of the membrane is peeled off so that the protein capsid is visible.

This year’s Nobel jewelry

I have now delivered this year’s Nobel jewelry in Medicine, Physics and Chemistry to the Nobel Museum in the Old Town, Stockholm.