from the RCSB PDB
The RCSB PDB's Molecule of the Month introduces readers to the structure and function of specific molecules, and shows how the structures function and their importance in our lives. Each entry is illustrated through descriptive text and pictures, with links to specific PDB entries, discussion questions, and interactive 3D molecular views. As of October 2010, there are now 130 articles describing everything from AAA+ proteases to zinc fingers.
These columns have been organized to help users explore the Molecule of the Month and the PDB archive in the context of biology. Major functional categories can be browsed by areas of interest. Within each topic, descriptive subcategories lead to the relevant Molecule of the Month features.
The major topic categories include: