protein spotlight: one month, one protein written by Vivienne Baillie Gerritsen of the Swiss-Prot team and Molecule of the Month at the Protein Databank PDB edited by David Goodsell. Both these features are worth a quick read because they can help bio-literate and bio-curious users to increase and reinforce their knowledge relatively quickly.There are a number of “Molecule of the Month” style mini-reviews on the web, which highlight one particular molecule (usually a protein) every month, in an accessible style. Two of my personal favourites are
Part of what makes the PDB one worth reading is the colourful visualisations and short descriptions that go with it. For March 2007, PDBs molecule of the month is Zinc Fingers. Meanwhile, over at swissprot, the molecule is Sex-determining region Y protein (Sry), used to illustrate the tenuous nature of sex.
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