The future of the protein data bank

Authors

  • Helen M. Berman,

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    1. RCSB PDB, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854
    • RCSB PDB, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854
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  • Gerard J. Kleywegt,

    1. Protein Data Bank in Europe, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK
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  • Haruki Nakamura,

    1. Protein Data Bank Japan, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, 3-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
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  • John L. Markley

    1. BioMagResBank, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706
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  • This article was originally published online as an accepted preprint. The “Published Online” date corresponds to the preprint version. You can request a copy of the preprint by emailing the Biopolymers editorial office at biopolymers@wiley.com

Abstract

The Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB) is the international collaboration that manages the deposition, processing and distribution of the PDB archive. The wwPDB's mission is to maintain a single archive of macromolecular structural data that are freely and publicly available to the global community. Its members [RCSB PDB (USA), PDBe (Europe), PDBj (Japan), and BMRB (USA)] host data-deposition sites and mirror the PDB ftp archive. To support future developments in structural biology, the wwPDB partners are addressing organizational, scientific, and technical challenges. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Biopolymers 99: 218–222, 2013.

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