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The OMM Exhibits
Updated January, 2014

** The exhibits are divided into functional "halls". JSmol exhibits are indicated in red **.

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Introductory Exhibits
Hall of Introductory Exhibits
   (Beginners Start Here!)

How to Make OMM-like Exhibits

An Introduction to Jmol Scripting

An Introduction to Jmol Surfaces (JSmol)

An Introduction to Chime Scripting

Amino Acid Structures (JSmol)

Amino Acid Structures

Chemical Bonds and Protein Structure

An Introduction to DNA Structure (JSmol)

An Introduction to DNA Structure

DNA Conformers (JSmol)

DNA Conformers

Hall of Catalysis



Two Mg++-Catalyzed DNA Elongation

Cell Adhesion
Hall of the Cytoskeleton and Extracellular Matrix


Actin / Myosin II (JSmol)

Membrane Biology
Hall of Membrane Biology

Potassium Channels (JSmol)

E. coli Porins: OMPF and Maltoporin (LamB)

Erythropoietin Receptors

ATP Synthase (JSmol)

Hall of Fluorescence

Green Fluorescent Protein

Green Fluorescent Protein (JSmol)

Hall of Photosynthesis

Photosystem II (JSmol)

Cytochrome b6f (JSmol)

Photosystem I (JSmol)

Ferredoxin:NADP Oxidoreductase (JSmol)






DNA Recombination/Repair
Hall of DNA/RNA, including:

An Introduction to DNA Structure (JSmol)

DNA Conformers (JSmol)

tRNA (JSmol)

Argonaute: The Slicer of RNAi (JSmol)

HhaI DNA Methylase

Hin Recombinase

HIV-1 Integrase

RecBCD - DNA Complex (JSmol)

RecA (E. coli)

RuvA Recombination Protein

RuvA Rcombination Protein (JSmol)

Cre Recombinase

Cre Recombinase (JSmol)

Topoisomerase I (E. coli)

Enzymes of Mismatch Repair:


MutS (JSmol)


Restriction Endonuclease BamHI

DNA Polymerization 
Hall of DNA/RNA Polymerization

Beta-subunit of E. coli DNA polymerase III (JSmol)

Beta-subunit of E. coli DNA polymerase III

HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase (JSmol)

Phage T7 DNA Replication Complex

Phage T7 DNA Replication Complex (JSmol)

Eukaryotic DNA Polymerase Beta

RNA Polymerase

RNA Polymerase (JSmol)

Signal Transduction
Hall of Signal Transduction and Transcription

Erythropoietin - EPO Receptor Complex (JSmol)

Erythropoietin - EPO Receptor Complex

Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase

Nitrogen Regulatory Protein C

HIV Nef Protein/Fyn PTK SH3 Domain

The Genetic Switch of Temperate Phages:


repressor (JSmol)

Catabolite Activator Protein

Catabolite Activator Protein (JSmol)

Hall of Ribonucleoproteins

An Introduction to Ribosome Structure

An Introduction to Ribosome Structure (JSmol)

U1A Spliceosomal Protein: Interactions with RNAs

The Signal Recognition Particle Core (E. coli)

Hammerhead Ribozyme - Inhibitor DNA

Hammerhead Ribozyme Structure (JSmol)

Hall of Immunology

Antibody Recognition of Antigen

Antibody Recognition of Antigens (JSmol)

Immunoglobulin Structure (JSmol)

Viral Antigens

HIV-1 gp120 (JSmol)

Influenza Hemagglutinin (JSmol)

Hall of Virology
Hall of Virology

HIV-1 Protease

HIV-1 Protease (JSmol)

HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase (JSmol)

HIV-1 Integrase

HIV-1 Nef

HIV-1 gp120 (JSmol)

HIV-1 gp120 and Flu Hemagglutinin

Influenza Hemagglutinin (JSmol)

Bacteriophage cro repressor

Bacteriophage repressor (JSmol)

Hall of the Nucleus
Hall of the Nucleus

U1A Spliceosomal Protein

HIV-1 Integrase

Nucleosome Core Particle (JSmol)

Nucleosome Core Particle









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