Escherichia coli Bacterium
Cellulose Synthase
Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell
Collagen and Extracellular Matrix
CytoSkeleton
Transfer RNA and Gag Protein
RecA and DNA
Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk
Coronavirus
Immunological Synapse
Coronavirus Life Cycle
Myelin
Respiratory Droplet
SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies
SARS-CoV-2 Fusion
SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine
Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton
Measles Virus Proteins
Lipid Droplets
Poliovirus Neutralization
Influenza Vaccine
Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses
Abiogenesis
Last Universal Common Ancestor
Zika Virus
Insulin Action
Ebola Virus
Autophagy
Mycoplasma mycoides
Chloroplast
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

RecA and DNA, 2021

Acknowledgement: Illustration by David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank. doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-038

Recent work has shown that RecA protein (in turquoise) associates with DNA and forms a long, thin filament that stretches through a cell, providing a scaffold to assist with the pairing of homologous strands during DNA repair. Here, several sites in the DNA are temporarily pairing with the RecA DNA filament as the filament searches for an exact pairing.

Read more about the work in:

Wiktor J, GynnÄ AH, Leroy P, Larsson J, Coceano G, Testa I, Elf J. (2021) RecA finds homologous DNA by reduced dimensionality search. Nature 597:426-429.