The Protein Data Bank (PDB) and the Worldwide PDB http://www.wwpdb.org
Part 4. Bioinformatics
4.6. Methods for Structure Analysis and Prediction
Short Specialist Review
Published Online: 15 JAN 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Berman, H., Nakamura, H. and Henrick, K. 2005. The Protein Data Bank (PDB) and the Worldwide PDB http://www.wwpdb.org. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2005
The Protein Data Bank is the primary source of information on the 3D structure of biological macromolecules. The PDB is a rich source of structural information that holds significant promise for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the search for new drugs, and the efforts to understand the mechanism of disease. The PDB is managed by the wwPDB (http://www.wwpdb.org), and the wwPDB members enable science worldwide by providing resources to improve our understanding of structure-function relationships in biological systems.
- macromolecular structure;
- data management;
- data uniformity;
- data validation