Molecule of the Month
February 2024

Nanowires

Nanowires conduct electrons one at a time inside biological molecules.

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Myoglobin

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Hemoglobin S

Deoxyhemoglobin

Oxyhemoglobin

Crambin

A-DNA

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

Z-DNA

Lysozyme (512)

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Myohemerythrin

Ribonuclease S

Hemoglobin

Cytochrome c

Carboxypeptidase A

DNA

Induced Lac Repressor

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Lac Repressor

Lysozyme (488)

Myoglobin Fold

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

B-DNA

Hemoglobin (1000)

Trypsin

Collagen

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

HIV in Blood Plasma

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

Cellulose Synthase

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

Blood

Coronavirus Life Cycle

Myelin

Coronavirus

Influenza Vaccine

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Last Universal Common Ancestor

Lipid Droplets

Bacteriophage T4 Infection

Measles Virus Proteins

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

CytoSkeleton

Caulobacter Polar Microdomain

HIV Vaccine

HIV-Infected Cell

Ebola Virus

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Zika Virus

Abiogenesis

Biosites: Cytoplasm

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Poliovirus Neutralization

Chloroplast

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

Biosites: Blood Plasma

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Escherichia coli Bacterium

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Insulin Action

Insulin Release

Immunological Synapse

Mycoplasma mycoides

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Respiratory Droplet

Autophagy

Escherichia coli

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

RecA and DNA

Biosites: Nucleus

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

Biosites: Muscle