Molecule of the Month
May 2024

CFTR and Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is currently treated using drugs that enhance the function of mutated CFTR

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Collagen

Lac Repressor

Carboxypeptidase A

Hemoglobin S

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

Deoxyhemoglobin

Oxyhemoglobin

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Myoglobin

Hemoglobin (1000)

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Cytochrome c

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

A-DNA

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Lysozyme (488)

Crambin

Hemoglobin

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

B-DNA

Trypsin

Ribonuclease S

Induced Lac Repressor

Myoglobin Fold

Lysozyme (512)

Myohemerythrin

DNA

Z-DNA

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

Chloroplast

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Respiratory Droplet

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Escherichia coli Bacterium

Measles Virus Proteins

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

Poliovirus Neutralization

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

RecA and DNA

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Last Universal Common Ancestor

Biosites: Nucleus

Abiogenesis

Caulobacter Polar Microdomain

Autophagy

Biosites: Blood Plasma

Coronavirus

Blood

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

HIV Vaccine

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

Bacteriophage T4 Infection

HIV-Infected Cell

Biosites: Cytoplasm

HIV in Blood Plasma

Zika Virus

Coronavirus Life Cycle

Biosites: Muscle

Influenza Vaccine

Insulin Release

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Escherichia coli

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

Cellulose Synthase

Immunological Synapse

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Mycoplasma mycoides

Lipid Droplets

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Myelin

Insulin Action

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

CytoSkeleton

Ebola Virus

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