Molecule of the Month
February 2023

SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid and Home Tests

Home test kits for SARS-CoV-2 test for the presence of nucleocapsid, the protein that packages the viral genome in infectious virions.

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Health Focus: Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

Cells in our bodies are carefully regulated so that they divide, grow, and die according to the best plan for keeping us alive. When they lose these controls, they can grow into deadly cancers. Atomic structures have revealed how cell growth is normally controlled, and how cancer cells circumvent these essential controls. Explore PDB-101 Resources to learn about proteins related to cancer biology and therapeutics.


2023 Video Challenge for High School Students

Molecular Mechanisms of Targeted Cancer Therapies

RCSB PDB invites all high school students to tell a two-minute story that combines structural Biology and Public Health. Videos can be submited between January 17 and April 24, 2023.

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Learn: Materials for Exploration
PDB-101 resources and 3D structures of COVID-19 proteins.
Teach: Curricula
The RCSB PDB Curricula provide authentic, hands-on teaching materials, individual and group activities and assessment suggestions.
Education Corner: Using PDB Resources
Learn about Animating Photosynthesis from artist Chris FitzGerald
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Irving Geis (1908-1997) was a gifted artist who helped illuminate the field of structural biology with his iconic images. The Geis Digital Archive features many of his illustrations in the context of their molecular structures.

Images used with permission from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (www.hhmi.org). All rights reserved.

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

B-DNA

Cytochrome c

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Myoglobin

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Myoglobin Fold

Induced Lac Repressor

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

DNA

Hemoglobin

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Oxyhemoglobin

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

Crambin

Trypsin

Hemoglobin (1000)

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Myohemerythrin

Ribonuclease S

Deoxyhemoglobin

Carboxypeptidase A

Lac Repressor

Lysozyme (488)

Collagen

Z-DNA

A-DNA

Hemoglobin S

Lysozyme (512)

The Molecular Landscapes by David S. Goodsell integrate information from structural biology, microscopy and biophysics to simulate detailed views of the molecular structure of living cells.

Illustrations are free for use under a CC-BY-4.0 license

Autophagy

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

Caulobacter Polar Microdomain

Escherichia coli Bacterium

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

Myelin

Mycoplasma mycoides

Chloroplast

Lipid Droplets

CytoSkeleton

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

HIV in Blood Plasma

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

Coronavirus Life Cycle

HIV-Infected Cell

Cellulose Synthase

Abiogenesis

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Insulin Action

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

Poliovirus Neutralization

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

HIV Vaccine

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

Biosites: Nucleus

Blood

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Biosites: Blood Plasma

Escherichia coli

Biosites: Cytoplasm

Immunological Synapse

Measles Virus Proteins

Zika Virus

Biosites: Muscle

RecA and DNA

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Ebola Virus

Influenza Vaccine

Insulin Release

Coronavirus

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

Respiratory Droplet

Last Universal Common Ancestor

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