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:
Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases: Twenty Flavors
J. Cavarelli, G. Eriani, B. Rees, M. Ruff, M. Boeglin, A. Mitschler, F. Martin, J. Gangloff, J.C. Thierry, D. Moras (1994): The active site of yeast aspartyl-tRNA synthetase: structural and functional aspects of the aminoacylation reaction. EMBO. J. 13, p. 327.
D. Picot, P.J. Loll, R.M. Garavito (1994): The X-ray crystal structure of the membrane protein prostaglandin H2 synthase-1. Nature 367, p. 369.
A. Houdusse, V.N. Kalabokis, D. Himmel, A.G. Szent-Gyorgyi, C. Cohen (1999): Atomic structure of scallop myosin subfragment S1 complexed with MgADP: a novel conformation of the myosin head. Cell 97, p. 459.
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