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Antimicrobial Resistance - bacteria have evolved powerful defenses against antibiotics (9)

Cancer - cells growing without controls (40)

Coronavirus - coronavirus structures and the search for a cure (7)

Diabetes - causes and cures (8)

Drug Action - antibiotics, therapeutics and their molecular targets (33)

Drugs and the Brain - molecules for mental health (12)

HIV and AIDS - the virus and how we fight it (8)

Immune System - our protection from infection (25)

Infectious Disease - fighting microbial dangers (10)

Peak Performance - the structural biology of athletics and well-being (36)

Toxins and Poisons - attacking essential molecular machinery (17)

Viruses - cellular hijackers (29)

You and Your Health - the molecules that keep us alive (58)

Biological Energy - capturing and converting sources of power (32)

Biology of Plants - plant cells build molecular machines for photosynthesis, infrastructure and communication, and protection (24)

Bioluminescence and Fluorescence - proteins that shape light (3)

Cellular Signaling - sending and receiving molecular messages (56)

Central Dogma - transferring information from genes to proteins (13)

Enzymes - the cell's chemists (70)

Molecular Evolution - mechanisms for the rise of life on Earth (14)

Molecular Infrastructure - supporting cells, tissues and organisms (13)

Molecular Motors - directed motion at the molecular level (6)

Molecules and the Environment - proteins with global impact (12)

Nucleic Acids - storing genetic information and more (20)

Protein Synthesis - building the molecules of life (54)

Transport - delivering the cell's resources (22)

Biotechnology - using biology in industry (18)

Nanotechnology - building on nature (19)

Recombinant DNA - engineering custom proteins (5)

Renewable Energy - powering the world with biology (4)

Biomolecular Structural Biology - methods for determining atomic structures (12)

Biomolecules - the building blocks of life (14)

Integrative/Hybrid Methods - combining techniques to explore huge assemblies (10)

Nobel Prizes and PDB structures - award-winning research (30)

PDB Data - understanding the information stored in the PDB archive (1)

About Molecule of the Month
The RCSB PDB Molecule of the Month by David S. Goodsell (The Scripps Research Institute and the RCSB PDB) presents short accounts on selected molecules from the Protein Data Bank. Each installment includes an introduction to the structure and function of the molecule, a discussion of the relevance of the molecule to human health and welfare, and suggestions for how visitors might view these structures and access further details.More
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