Molecule of the Month
July 2022

Non-Homologous End Joining Supercomplexes

Lethal double-strand breaks in the DNA genome are repaired by NHEJ

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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.
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The RCSB PDB Curricula provide authentic, hands-on teaching materials, individual and group activities and assessment suggestions.
Education Corner: Using PDB Resources
Python Scripting for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology by Jessica A. Nash (MolSSI) and Paul A. Craig (Rochester Institute of Technology)
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.

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Oxyhemoglobin

A-DNA

Myohemerythrin

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Myoglobin

Lysozyme (512)

Collagen

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Crambin

B-DNA

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Hemoglobin S

Trypsin

Induced Lac Repressor

Hemoglobin (1000)

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

Cytochrome c

Lysozyme (488)

Deoxyhemoglobin

Z-DNA

Lac Repressor

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Hemoglobin

DNA

Carboxypeptidase A

Myoglobin Fold

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

Ribonuclease S

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

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

Mycoplasma mycoides

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

RecA and DNA

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Ebola Virus

Biosites: Nucleus

Poliovirus Neutralization

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Insulin Action

CytoSkeleton

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

HIV in Blood Plasma

Zika Virus

Immunological Synapse

Abiogenesis

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Coronavirus

Cellulose Synthase

Last Universal Common Ancestor

Lipid Droplets

Influenza Vaccine

Chloroplast

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

Measles Virus Proteins

Autophagy

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Biosites: Cytoplasm

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Myelin

Respiratory Droplet

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Biosites: Muscle

Escherichia coli

Coronavirus Life Cycle

Biosites: Blood Plasma

Blood

Escherichia coli Bacterium

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