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PDB-101: Molecule of the Month
Created by David Goodsell and the RCSB Protein Data Bank
The RCSB PDB Molecule of the Month by David S. Goodsell (The Scripps Research Institute and the RCSB PDB) 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 these structures and access further details.
This feature provides an easy introduction to the RCSB PDB for all types of users, but especially for teachers and students. It is used in many classrooms to introduce structures to students, and is an integral part of the protein modeling event at the Science Olympiad. It is not intended to be a comprehensive index to entries in the PDB archive, nor necessarily represent the historical record. The structures used to illustrate each installment are chosen at the discretion of the authors. Goodsell described the creation of these articles and images in an interview with the RCSB PDB Newsletter.
This 3DPX collection aims to bring together 3D-printable models of PDB entries discussed in the Molecule of the Month series. This collection is currently incomplete, as we are working to upload all the individual models to the site, with info and links relevant to their respective Molecule of the Month article.