Search Results for RNA Polymerase

Molecule of the Month articles (11) Learning Resource documents (3) Geis Archive articles (5) Goodsell Gallery articles (3)
Molecule of the Month articles (11)More
RNA Polymerase

April 2003

RNA polymerase transcribes genetic information from DNA into RNA

TATA-Binding Protein

July 2005

TATA protein tells RNA polymerase where to get started on a gene

Catabolite Activator Protein

December 2003

CAP senses the level of sugar and mobilizes the proteins needed to utilize it

Poly(A) Polymerase

October 2008

Poly(A) polymerase adds a long tail of adenine nucleotides at the end of messenger RNA

Learning Resource documents (3)
Superbugs! How Bacteria Evolve Resistance to Antibiotics

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Antibiotics are one of the miracles of modern medicine, allowing us to fight infection by pathogenic bacteria. Antibiotics attack essential molecular machines in bacteria, stopping or slowing their action and ultimately killing the cell.

Superbugs! Bacteria Evolve Resistance to Antibiotics

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Antibiotics are one of the miracles of modern medicine, allowing us to fight infection by pathogenic bacteria. Explore how antibiotics attack essential molecular machines in bacteria with this interactive animation.

Antibiotics in Action

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Shown are some classes of antibiotics and their target protein/molecule organized by the biochemical pathway they interrupt.

Geis Archive articles (5)More
6. RNAP2

The Geis portrait of eukaryotic RNA Polymerase II preinitiation complex includes an artist’s impression of RNA polymerase II (green ellipse), which predated the availability of atomic coordinates for the multi-subunit enzyme. In 2001, Kornberg and colleagues published the first structure of RNA Polymerase II.

4. TBP-TFIIB-DNA

On the right-hand side of TBP, Geis depicts Transcription Factor II B (TFIIB) in purple, attached to the other components of the preinitiation complex. Geis positions and colors the purple protein farther back in the painting, depicting its collateral position.

Lac Repressor

In this acrylic painting of the lac repressor, Geis characterizes this tetramer representation as "four angry reindeer." Geis' painting depicts the lac repressor with both the tetramerization domain (on the bottom) and the headpieces ("antlers" of the "reindeer"). A complete crystal structure of this tetramer has not actually been determined yet.

TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)

Geis visualizes the TATA-box binding protein (TBP) and its associated proteins that form a preinitiation complex in all eukaryotes for transcribing DNA to messenger RNA. Acrylic painting in collaboration with Dr. Stephen K. Burley (Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Rockefeller University). Illustration copyright by Irving Geis.

Goodsell Gallery articles (3)
Measles Virus Proteins

2019

Measles Virus Proteins (2019) by David S. Goodsell

Mycoplasma mycoides

2011

Mycoplasma mycoides (2011) by David S. Goodsell. doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-011

Coronavirus Life Cycle

2020

Coronaviruses remodel cellular membranes when they replicate.