Neuromuscular Synapse Poster©

Glimpse how the hundred trillion cells in our brains make things happen. This captivating watercolor poster leads students through the molecular interactions found at neuromuscular synapses at one million times magnification.

This unique watercolor image created by David S. Goodsell, Ph.D., connects the molecular world, inferred by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy, with the cellular world, observed by light and electron microscopy.

  • Explore the connection between a nerve cell and a muscle
  • Examine vesicles filled with the neurotransmitter acetylcholine fuse with the membrane of the pre-synaptic axon
  • Follow acetylcholine, which diffuses across the synaptic space to bind to acetylcholine receptors of the muscle cell
  • Discover acetylcholinesterase entangled in the synaptic space, where it breaks down excess acetylcholine

David S. Goodsell, Ph.D., scientist, author, and artist of all things small, creates cellular landscapes that accurately illustrate the size, shape, and distribution of proteins in their natural cell environment. These unique watercolor images connect the molecular world, inferred by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy, with the cellular world, observed by light and electron microscopy.

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The Neuromuscular Synapse Poster measures 23” x 30”.

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