The molecule in March is caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant and is found naturally in coffee and tea.
The molecule in February is melatonin. A hormone that is produced by the pineal gland and regulates sleep and wakefulness.
Every month I will show a molecule structure in thin silver wire. I will choose a molecule that we have in our daily life but perhaps not thought about.
The first molecule in January is serotonin. It’s a neurotransmitter and thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness.
The silver protein for December is Atg1. Atg1 is an important protein in autophagy, a process for degrading and recycling cellular components.The discovery of the autophagy mechanism was awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
The silver protein for November is EPO (Erythropoietin). EPO is a hormone that controls redblood cell production.
Exhibition during “All light on Uppsala” at Galleri Upsala including silver protein structures, high speed photography and photosynthesis by researchers at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology in cooperation with Frozen Time Images Photography.
Opening on Saturday 5 November at 12-19
Open 6 November to 27 November 2016:
The silver protein for October is leptin. Leptin is a hormone that helps to regulate energy balance by inhibiting hunger.
If you want to see some of my silver proteins – come to the University Hospital Art Association glass cabinet at the entrance 70. The exhibition is up until 3 October.
The silver protein för September is the beta-adrenergic receptor. The protein is located in the cell membrane. It recognizes and binds adrenaline.