The PDB has continued to feature its popular "Molecule of the Month" piece. Written and drawn by David S. Goodsell, an assistant professor of molecular biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, these articles provide an overview of significant milestones in the growth of the PDB's macromolecular structure data for a diverse audience. Here is a sample of the information that is presented in this feature:
Alcohol Dehydrogenase: Our Precarious Line of Defense
G. J. Davis, W. F. Bosron, C. L. Stone, K. Owusu-Dekyi, T. D. Hurley (1996): X-ray structure of human beta3beta3 alcohol dehydrogenase. The contribution of ionic interactions to coenzyme binding. J. BIOL. CHEM. 271, p. 17057.
E. N. Baker, T. L. Blundell, J. F. Cutfield, S. M. Cutfield, E. J. Dodson, G. G. Dodson, D. M. Hodgkin, R. E. Hubbard, N. W. Isaacs, C. D. Reynolds, et al. (1988): The structure of 2Zn pig insulin crystals at 1.5 A resolution. PHILOS. TRANS. R. SOC. LOND. B. BIOL. SCI. 319, p. 369.
B. Hingerty, R. S. Brown, A. Jack (1978): Further refinement of the structure of yeast tRNAPhe. J. MOL. BIOL. 124, p. 523.
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