Well done to Danielle for her Science Stem work. Mr Gurran is very proud of her knowledge and understanding shown through her protein design. Well done Danielle.
This particular protein makes up the sodium ion channel and is important in nerve transmission. If the sodium channel was in a nerve cell that was part of a pain pathway, then blocking that channel with a drug would be useful in dentistry because it would stop or reduce the nerve that’s passing on a pain signal so the amount of pain that someone may feel wouldn’t be as bad.