5uv0: Creativity in the SHOP

In moments of boredom or concern, seeing how beautiful the structures of nature are can reassure and inspire! I went back to my favourite molecules and selected some protein structures to bring some dynamism and creativity in our SHOP. Have a look at the NEW items with this protein!

This crystal structure belongs to the (+)-Limonene Synthase from Citrus sinensis … that is behind the aroma of orange and limoncello!

Crystal Structure of (+)-Limonene Synthase from Citrus sinensis

This enzyme produces the aromatic molecule limonene. imonene takes its name from French limon (“lemon“). Limonene is a chiral molecule, and biological sources produce one enantiomer: the principal industrial source, citrus fruit, contains D-limonene ((+)-limonene), which is the (R)enantiomer.  D-Limonene is obtained commercially from citrus fruits through two primary methods: centrifugal separation or steam distillation.. (read more DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00143 and Wikipedia)

5IP3: Creativity in the SHOP

In moments of boredom or concern, seeing how beautiful the structures of nature are can reassure and inspire! I went back to my favourite molecules and selected some protein structures to bring some dynamism and creativity in our SHOP. Have a look at the NEW items with this protein!

This crystal structure belongs to the Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus nucleocapsid protein-ssDNA complex … one of the natural enemies of tomatoes but in purple!

Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus nucleocapsid protein-ssDNA complex

Tomato spotted wilt virus is a spherical negative-sense RNA virus that has a diameter around 100 nm.  It is one of the most economically devastating plant viruses in the world. Transmission can only occur when larvae stage thrips acquire the virus. The larvae stage for thrips lasts around 1-3 days. The virus is acquired by thrips when they feed on infected plants.  (read more DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01002-17 and Wikipedia)

Blowing a bubble

Data and stats reassure me
In these days of intense pasta shopping.
Rates and maps tell me where to go
And sigh in relief.
The invisible virus travels with people
Petit and minimalista
Fascinates like no influencer has ever.