The "Molecule of the Month" presents short
accounts on selected molecules from the Protein Data Bank. Each
installment includes an introduction to the structure and function of
the molecule, a discussion of the relevance of the molecule to human
health and welfare, and suggestions for how visitors might view
representative structures themselves.
Please note, the "Molecule of the Month" is not intended to be
a comprehensive index to entries in the PDB, nor necessarily represent
the historical record. The structures used to illustrate each
installment are chosen at the discretion of the author of the
"Molecule of the Month".
When using these images, please be sure to include the proper citation
information, which can be found in the Structure Explorer for each
PDB file referenced in each installment. A credit to the illustrator,
David S. Goodsell of The Scripps Research Institute, should also be
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