Molecule of the Month
May 2017

Tissue Transglutaminase and Celiac Disease

Tissue transglutaminase staples proteins together by forming a chemical crosslink.

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3D View:  2Q3Z

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Health Focus: Diabetes
2017 Video Challenge for High School Students

Molecular View of Diabetes Treatment and Management

Thank you to all student teams who submitted entries for the 2017 Video Challenge. Thank you to all teachers who guided the students along the way. Watch all entries online and vote for the Viewer's Choice Award until June 6th.

Visit PDB-101 on June 13th to find out the winners of the Judge's Awards and the Viewer's Choice Award.

Teach: Curricula
The RCSB PDB Curricula provide authentic, hands-on teaching materials, individual and group activities and assessment suggestions.
Geis Digital Archive
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.

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Hemoglobin

Hemoglobin S

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Myoglobin Fold

Lysozyme

A-DNA

Hemoglobin

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

Myohemerythrin

Collagen

Oxyhemoglobin

Z-DNA

Induced Lac Repressor

Myoglobin

Ribonuclease S

Cytochrome c

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

DNA

Crambin

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

Lac Repressor

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Deoxyhemoglobin

Carboxypeptidase A

Lysozyme

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

Cytochrome c (unbound)

B-DNA