Macromolecular 3D structure databases

Macromolecular 3D structure databases - Macromolecular 3D...

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Macromolecular 3D structure databases PDB The PDB is the main primary database for 3D structures of biological macromolecules determined by X-ray crystallography and NMR. Structural biologists usually deposit their structures in the PDB on publication, and some scientific journals require this before accepting a paper. It also accepts the experimental data used to determine the structures (X-ray structure factors and NMR restraints) and homology models. As of 23 Oct 2001 the PDB contained 16,358 entries, the majority of which (12,304) are X-ray structures. The Protein Data Bank (PDB) was established in the 1970s at the Brookhaven Lab on Long Island, New York State, US. In 1999, the management was moved to the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bionformatics (RCSB, a joint organisation between Rutgers University, San Diego Supercomputer Center and NIST). The PDB entries contain the atomic coordinates , and some structural parameters connected with the atoms (B-factors, occupancies), or computed from the structures
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