Molecule of the Month
May 2024

CFTR and Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is currently treated using drugs that enhance the function of mutated CFTR

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Hemoglobin S

A-DNA

Induced Lac Repressor

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

Lysozyme (512)

Myohemerythrin

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

Trypsin

Deoxyhemoglobin

Collagen

Hemoglobin

Cytochrome c

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

Oxyhemoglobin

Hemoglobin (1000)

DNA

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Lysozyme (488)

Myoglobin

Carboxypeptidase A

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

B-DNA

Crambin

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Ribonuclease S

Lac Repressor

Z-DNA

Myoglobin Fold

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.

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Autophagy

Cellulose Synthase

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

Biosites: Blood Plasma

HIV in Blood Plasma

CytoSkeleton

RecA and DNA

Influenza Vaccine

Blood

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Caulobacter Polar Microdomain

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Biosites: Nucleus

Ebola Virus

Last Universal Common Ancestor

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Zika Virus

Biosites: Cytoplasm

HIV Vaccine

Escherichia coli

Abiogenesis

Lipid Droplets

Coronavirus

HIV-Infected Cell

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

Insulin Action

Respiratory Droplet

Insulin Release

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

Chloroplast

Immunological Synapse

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Myelin

Coronavirus Life Cycle

Poliovirus Neutralization

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Measles Virus Proteins

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

Biosites: Muscle

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

Escherichia coli Bacterium

Mycoplasma mycoides

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

Bacteriophage T4 Infection