Molecule of the Month
July 2024

Ribosome Diversity

By comparing the structures of ribosomes from different organisms, we can explore the evolution of life.

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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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Collagen

Z-DNA

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

DNA

B-DNA

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Hemoglobin (1000)

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Trypsin

A-DNA

Crambin

Oxyhemoglobin

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Lac Repressor

Myoglobin

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Carboxypeptidase A

Ribonuclease S

Hemoglobin S

Deoxyhemoglobin

Induced Lac Repressor

Myohemerythrin

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

Hemoglobin

Myoglobin Fold

Lysozyme (512)

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Cytochrome c

Lysozyme (488)

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

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

CytoSkeleton

Poliovirus Neutralization

Insulin Release

Measles Virus Proteins

Insulin Action

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

Myelin

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Caulobacter Polar Microdomain

Biosites: Blood Plasma

Escherichia coli Bacterium

HIV-Infected Cell

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Blood

RecA and DNA

Immunological Synapse

Lipid Droplets

Last Universal Common Ancestor

HIV Vaccine

Chloroplast

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Abiogenesis

Biosites: Muscle

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Biosites: Cytoplasm

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Escherichia coli

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

Mycoplasma mycoides

Bacteriophage T4 Infection

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

Cellulose Synthase

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Coronavirus

Biosites: Nucleus

Zika Virus

Autophagy

Ebola Virus

Influenza Vaccine

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

HIV in Blood Plasma

Respiratory Droplet

Coronavirus Life Cycle

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