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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Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer

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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.

DNA

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Hemoglobin

Induced Lac Repressor

Carboxypeptidase A

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

Crambin

Z-DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Hemoglobin S

Trypsin

Myoglobin Fold

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Oxyhemoglobin

Lysozyme (488)

Myohemerythrin

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

B-DNA

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Lysozyme (512)

Cytochrome c

Collagen

Lac Repressor

Hemoglobin (1000)

Deoxyhemoglobin

Ribonuclease S

A-DNA

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Myoglobin

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

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

RecA and DNA

Poliovirus Neutralization

HIV Vaccine

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

Biosites: Muscle

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

Insulin Action

Biosites: Cytoplasm

Autophagy

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Biosites: Nucleus

HIV in Blood Plasma

Cellulose Synthase

Biosites: Basement Membrane

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

Zika Virus

Measles Virus Proteins

Mycoplasma mycoides

Escherichia coli

Blood

Chloroplast

Coronavirus

Biosites: Blood Plasma

Abiogenesis

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

Coronavirus Life Cycle

Lipid Droplets

Respiratory Droplet

Insulin Release

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Last Universal Common Ancestor

Escherichia coli Bacterium

Influenza Vaccine

Immunological Synapse

Myelin

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

CytoSkeleton

Ebola Virus

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