This interactive view of molecular machinery in the PDB archive lets users select a structure, access a 3D view of the entry using the NGL Viewer, read a brief summary of the molecule’s biological role, and access the corresponding PDB entry and Molecule of the Month article.
Our cells separate the process of protein synthesis into two compartments: DNA is transcribed to mRNA in the nucleus, while mRNA is translated to protein in the cytoplasm. This separation allows additional regulatory steps to be added to the process, such as capping and splicing of the mRNA. The nuclear pore complex (NPC), a huge channel embedded in the nuclear envelope, connects these two separated processes, providing two-way transport of nucleic acids and proteins between the nucleus and cytoplasm.
PDB-101 highlights how these PDB structures have increased our understanding of HIV in an interactive animation and a poster.