Molecule of the Month
November 2022

Actin Branching by Arp2/3 Complex

By mimicking actin, Arp2/3 complex helps built a complex cytoskeleton that supports and shapes cells.

More

3D View:  7TPT

Style

Color

Spin

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.


2023 Video Challenge for High School Students

Molecular Mechanisms of Targeted Cancer Therapies

RCSB PDB invites all high school students to tell a two-minute story that combines structural Biology and Public Health. Videos can be submited between January 17 and April 24, 2023.

Quick Links

The Challenge | Learn | Participate | Resources | Rules

2023 Video Challenge key visual
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
Learn about Animating Photosynthesis from artist Chris FitzGerald
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.

Hemoglobin S

Myohemerythrin

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

DNA

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Lysozyme (488)

Trypsin

Myoglobin

Hemoglobin

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

A-DNA

Cytochrome c

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Crambin

Lac Repressor

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Ribonuclease S

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

B-DNA

Collagen

Deoxyhemoglobin

Induced Lac Repressor

Oxyhemoglobin

Myoglobin Fold

Z-DNA

Carboxypeptidase A

Lysozyme (512)

Hemoglobin (1000)

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

Cellulose Synthase

CytoSkeleton

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

Coronavirus

Lipid Droplets

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

Influenza Vaccine

Chloroplast

Blood

Escherichia coli Bacterium

Last Universal Common Ancestor

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Biosites: Nucleus

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

Escherichia coli

Autophagy

Immunological Synapse

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Respiratory Droplet

Mycoplasma mycoides

Biosites: Cytoplasm

Insulin Action

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Biosites: Blood Plasma

Coronavirus Life Cycle

HIV Vaccine

HIV in Blood Plasma

Abiogenesis

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Biosites: Muscle

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

Poliovirus Neutralization

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Insulin Release

Ebola Virus

Measles Virus Proteins

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Myelin

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

RecA and DNA

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Zika Virus

beta