Illustrate PDB Structures

09/17 PDB101 News

Over the years, Molecule of the Month illustrations have become easily recognizable thanks to their non-photorealistic rendering, flat pastel colors, and black outlines.

The new program Illustrate generates these image for use in dissemination, outreach, and education. Use the interactive web interface or download the open-source Fortran code from GitHub.

Illustrate is described in:

David S. Goodsell, Ludovic Autin, and Arthur J. Olson Illustrate: Software for Biomolecular Illustration, Structure (2019) doi: 10.1016/j.str.2019.08.011

RCSB PDB News ImageComplex of tRNA with EF-Tu (PDB structure 1ttt, see Molecule of the Month on Elongation Factors). Image created using Illustrate.

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