Molecule of the Month
October 2022

Phytohormone Receptors D14 and KAI2

Some phytohormones mobilize the cell’s protein degradation machinery to regulate plant growth and development.

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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.


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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
Bound! New Protein-Drug Matching Card Game from CCDC and PDB-101
SciArt Galleries
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.

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Lysozyme (512)

Cytochrome c

Ribonuclease S

Lysozyme (488)

Collagen

Oxyhemoglobin

B-DNA

Induced Lac Repressor

DNA

Trypsin

Hemoglobin (1000)

Hemoglobin S

Hemoglobin

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

Deoxyhemoglobin

Crambin

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Carboxypeptidase A

A-DNA

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

Myoglobin

Z-DNA

Myohemerythrin

Lac Repressor

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

Myoglobin Fold

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

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

Zika Virus

Biosites: Nucleus

Lipid Droplets

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

RecA and DNA

Ebola Virus

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Biosites: Blood Plasma

Abiogenesis

Biosites: Muscle

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

HIV Vaccine

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

HIV in Blood Plasma

Autophagy

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

CytoSkeleton

Chloroplast

Insulin Action

Influenza Vaccine

Coronavirus

Cellulose Synthase

Myelin

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

Coronavirus Life Cycle

Measles Virus Proteins

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

Poliovirus Neutralization

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Blood

Escherichia coli

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

Mycoplasma mycoides

Biosites: Cytoplasm

Insulin Release

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Escherichia coli Bacterium

Last Universal Common Ancestor

Immunological Synapse

Respiratory Droplet

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