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January 2022

Golgi Casein Kinase

Casein and many other secreted proteins are phosphorylated by Golgi casein kinase

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Health Focus: Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

Cells in our bodies are carefully regulated so that they divide, grow, and die according to the best plan for keeping us alive. When they lose these controls, they can grow into deadly cancers. Atomic structures have revealed how cell growth is normally controlled, and how cancer cells circumvent these essential controls. Explore PDB-101 Resources to learn about proteins related to cancer biology and therapeutics.


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Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer

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Ribonuclease S

Hemoglobin (1000)

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

Crambin

Lac Repressor

Lysozyme (488)

Trypsin

Z-DNA

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Myoglobin

Oxyhemoglobin

Myoglobin Fold

Myohemerythrin

DNA

Cytochrome c

Hemoglobin S

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Carboxypeptidase A

Deoxyhemoglobin

Induced Lac Repressor

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

A-DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Hemoglobin

Lysozyme (512)

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Collagen

B-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

Last Universal Common Ancestor

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

Lipid Droplets

Influenza Vaccine

Cellulose Synthase

Abiogenesis

Insulin Action

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

CytoSkeleton

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Mycoplasma mycoides

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

RecA and DNA

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

Zika Virus

Biosites: Cytoplasm

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

Autophagy

Respiratory Droplet

Escherichia coli

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Biosites: Nucleus

Escherichia coli Bacterium

Immunological Synapse

HIV in Blood Plasma

Poliovirus Neutralization

Biosites: Blood Plasma

Coronavirus Life Cycle

Coronavirus

Biosites: Muscle

Ebola Virus

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Measles Virus Proteins

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Chloroplast

Blood

Myelin