|Health and Disease|
|Molecules of Life|
|Biotech and Nanotech|
|Structures and Structure Determination|
Glucose is transported through the blood, powering cells throughout the body. However, if the level of glucose gets too high, it can cause the chronic problems associated with diabetes mellitus. Atomic structures have revealed how glucose levels are regulated in the body and are providing new hope for combating the disease. To learn more, browse PDB-101 resources related to diabetes.
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Learn why the proteins called enzymes are essential to life on earth, and observe an example catalysis mechanism.
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Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S
Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)
Cytochrome c (unbound)
Induced Lac Repressor
TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)
Immunoglobulin G (IgG)