Here’s my final sculpture of antifreeze proteins and the description that went with them:
PDB ID: 1EWW, 2PY2
Antifreeze proteins are found in many plants and animals that live in polar habitats. They prevent freezing by binding to small ice crystals as they form and restricting their growth. These proteins are also very interesting to ice cream makers, who have discovered that antifreeze proteins from a fish called the ocean pout are perfect for giving ice cream a smooth texture. This artwork depicts antifreeze proteins from fish and worms within an ice cream carton to represent the practical use these proteins can have for humans.