Bringing Structure to Biology
|01 Feb 2019||
The poor diet and minimal exercise of a desk-bound bioinformatician has finally caught up. A rare bit of exercise brings on sharp pains in the chest, the sure sign of a blocked artery and ischemic heart disease. The image from our 2019 calendar for February illustrates one of the proteins via which your brain senses that pain.
|01 Jan 2019||
The new PDBe calendar for 2019 starts with an image representing the connection and communication between nerve cells mediated by the AMPA-type glutamate receptor.
|01 Dec 2018||
Waves of Trouble
The image for December in our 2018 calendar depicts Hepatitis A virus and a common route of human infection with the virus, shellfish from polluted water.
|01 Nov 2018||
Signalling in motion
The image in PDBe’s 2018 calendar for November shows nerves and muscle tissue, and the molecule which we use to send signals between them.
|01 Oct 2018||
The enemies of our enemies
The image in our calendar for October shows a virus which can kill a bacterium. A bacterium that is responsible a disease which affects over 15 million people each year. What can we learn from viruses that attack our own attackers?
|01 Sep 2018||
Opening up a Wormhole
The image for September in our 2018 calendar depicts Lysenin, a molecular hole punch produced by garden earthworms.
|01 Aug 2018||
Our calendar image for August focuses not on a protein, but on one of the thousands of small molecules in the Protein Data Bank. This particular molecule is vital in our continuing fight against infection and has a long forgotten history.
|01 Jul 2018||
Typhoid Mary and the Indestructible Bacterium
The image for July in our 2018 calendar depicts an RNA binding protein used by Salmonella bacteria as a tool to cause disease, including typhoid, in humans.
|01 Jun 2018||
Dengue Virus: A Trojan Horse of the Molecular World
The image for June in our 2018 calendar depicts the Dengue Virus (DENV). This virus is responsible for dengue fever, a disease found in low-income populations within tropical areas within Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
|01 May 2018||
Stop motion: The muscular system
The image for May in our 2018 calendar captures a molecular snapshot of one of our primary groups of organs – the muscular system. Here we discuss the individual molecules responsible for the large motions of these muscles.