Molecule of the Month
July 2024

Ribosome Diversity

By comparing the structures of ribosomes from different organisms, we can explore the evolution of life.

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Lysozyme (488)

Cytochrome c

Crambin

A-DNA

Collagen

Hemoglobin

Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S

Trypsin

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Myoglobin Fold

Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)

DPG-Hemoglobin Complex

Z-DNA

Lysozyme (512)

Lac Repressor

Hemoglobin S

Myohemerythrin

B-DNA

Oxyhemoglobin

Cytochrome c (unbound)

Hemoglobin (1000)

Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)

Myoglobin

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

DNA

Induced Lac Repressor

Ribonuclease S

Deoxyhemoglobin

Carboxypeptidase A

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

Abiogenesis

Blood

RecA and DNA

Poliovirus Neutralization

HIV-Infected Cell

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine

Biosites: Blood Plasma

JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell

Bacteriophage T4 Infection

Lipid Droplets

Insulin Action

Immunological Synapse

Myelin

SARS-CoV-2 Fusion

Measles Virus Proteins

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Life Cycle

Caulobacter Polar Microdomain

Last Universal Common Ancestor

CytoSkeleton

Influenza Vaccine

Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton

Insulin Release

Cellulose Synthase

Transfer RNA and Gag Protein

Collagen and Extracellular Matrix

Mycoplasma mycoides

Escherichia coli Bacterium

Biosites: Muscle

Biosites: Basement Membrane

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine

Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell

Ebola Virus

Respiratory Droplet

Biosites: Red Blood Cell

Zika Virus

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling

Model of a Mycoplasma Cell

Autophagy

Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Chloroplast

Biosites: Cytoplasm

SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies

Escherichia coli

Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk

Biosites: Nucleus

HIV Vaccine

HIV in Blood Plasma