Molecule of the Month
May 2024

CFTR and Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is currently treated using drugs that enhance the function of mutated CFTR

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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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TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Myoglobin Fold

Deoxyhemoglobin

Crambin

Myohemerythrin

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

Induced Lac Repressor

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

Lysozyme (488)

Cytochrome c

Carboxypeptidase A

A-DNA

Lysozyme (512)

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

DNA

Collagen

B-DNA

Hemoglobin

Oxyhemoglobin

Myoglobin

Z-DNA

Ribonuclease S

Trypsin

Hemoglobin (1000)

Hemoglobin S

Lac Repressor

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

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Insulin Release

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Last Universal Common Ancestor

HIV in Blood Plasma

RecA and DNA

Cellulose Synthase

Influenza Vaccine

Biosites: Nucleus

Abiogenesis

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

Immunological Synapse

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Caulobacter Polar Microdomain

Biosites: Muscle

Mycoplasma mycoides

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

HIV-Infected Cell

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Ebola Virus

Respiratory Droplet

Biosites: Cytoplasm

Coronavirus

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

Insulin Action

CytoSkeleton

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Bacteriophage T4 Infection

Myelin

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Blood

Autophagy

Escherichia coli

Measles Virus Proteins

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

Escherichia coli Bacterium

Zika Virus

Coronavirus Life Cycle

HIV Vaccine

Poliovirus Neutralization

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

Chloroplast

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

Biosites: Blood Plasma

Lipid Droplets

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