Forget your school textbooks. This 3D model of a human cell used X-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and cryo-electron microscopy datasets.


The new effort, led by Evan Ingersoll and Gael McGill, from Digizyme’s Cell Signaling Technology (CST) aims to visualize the many pathways involved in cellular processes. The work highlights processes like signal transduction, protein synthesis, endocytosis, vesicular transport, cell-cell adhesion, and apoptosis.

The outcome gives a glimpse of the cell’s amazing molecular machinery and it is not just for looks.

In the Digizyme’s Cell Signaling website, you can also find intricate details about different cellular pathways, showing the cellular components of processes like cell apoptosis, Kreb’s cycle, electron transport and much more. Even details of cellular components involved with Alzheimer’s disease can be visualised. Some examples are presented below.

Alzheimer’s disease

Electron Transport

Apoptosis

For more information and examples, head up to Digizyme’s portfolio.