Molecular Structures and Processes

For highest impact, structural data are presented in a way that emphasizes functionally-relevant aspects and places the data in a realistic context.

Solved or modeled structures are rendered as clear, easy-to-interpret representations that highlight the specific aspects or processes you choose.

Example: Homology-modeled structure of the transmembrane region of cellulose synthase

The enzyme synthesizes cellulose (black) and transports it across the plasma membrane through a pore formed by the protein. Specific amino acids (red) participate in translocation, whereas others (gray) do not directly participate.

Example: Cellulose synthase complex

A model of the plant cellulose synthase complex is depicted in the plasma membrane where it is active. The lipids, carbohydrate, and protein are all at the same scale, providing a realistic context for the structural data.

Example: Photosystem II, chlorophylls of the light-harvesting complex