Molecule of the Month
December 2024

Flagellar Motor

Bidirectional motors power the swimming of many bacterial cells.

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Cytochrome c

Myoglobin Fold

Deoxyhemoglobin

Myohemerythrin

Collagen

Trypsin

Myoglobin

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

A-DNA

Z-DNA

Oxyhemoglobin

Hemoglobin (1000)

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Induced Lac Repressor

Lac Repressor

Ribonuclease S

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

B-DNA

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Lysozyme (512)

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

Lysozyme (488)

Carboxypeptidase A

Hemoglobin S

Crambin

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

Hemoglobin

DNA

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

Influenza Vaccine

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Biosites: Cytoplasm

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

HIV-Infected Cell

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Poliovirus Neutralization

CytoSkeleton

Last Universal Common Ancestor

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

HIV in Blood Plasma

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Escherichia coli Bacterium

Insulin Action

Chloroplast

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

Respiratory Droplet

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Biosites: Nucleus

Immunological Synapse

Zika Virus

Blood

HIV Vaccine

Autophagy

Myelin

Bacteriophage T4 Infection

Caulobacter Polar Microdomain

Measles Virus Proteins

Insulin Release

Abiogenesis

Coronavirus Life Cycle

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Mycoplasma mycoides

Lipid Droplets

Biosites: Muscle

Escherichia coli

Cellulose Synthase

Coronavirus

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

RecA and DNA

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Ebola Virus

Biosites: Blood Plasma

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