Measles Virus Proteins
Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses
Zika Virus
Insulin Action
Ebola Virus
Autophagy
Mycoplasma mycoides
Biosites: Basement Membrane
Biosites: Red Blood Cell
Biosites: Blood Plasma
Biosites: Cytoplasm
Biosites: Muscle
Biosites: Nucleus
Blood
HIV in Blood Plasma
Escherichia coli

Molecular Landscapes by David S. Goodsell

Zika Virus, 2016

Zika virus is shown in cross section at center left. On the outside, it includes envelope protein (red) and membrane protein (magenta) embedded in a lipid membrane (light purple). Inside, the RNA genome (yellow) is associated with capsid proteins (orange). The viruses are shown interacting with receptors on the cell surface (green) and are surrounded by blood plasma molecules at the top.

The painting was created as part of the Molecule of the Month on Zika virus. At the 2017 Vizzies, this painting was recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Popular Science as one of the best science images of the year and selected as the "People's Choice" in the category of illustration.

Acknowledgement: Illustration by David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank