Chapter 24.1 The Protein Data Bank at Brookhaven
Crystallography of biological macromolecules
First Online Edition (2006)
Part 24. Crystallographic databases
Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
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International Tables for Crystallography
How to Cite
Sussman, J. L., Lin, D., Jiang, J., Manning, N. O., Prilusky, J. and Abola, E. E. 2006. The Protein Data Bank at Brookhaven. International Tables for Crystallography. F:24:24.1:649–656.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
The Protein Data Bank (PDB) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is a database with approximately 10 000 entries containing information on experimentally determined three-dimensional structures of proteins, nucleic acids and other biological macromolecules. The PDB has a 27-year history of service to a global community of researchers, educators and students in a wide variety of scientific disciplines. Data are easily submitted via the PDB’s web-based tool AutoDep in either PDB or mmCIF format and are most conveniently examined via the PDB’s web-based tool 3DB Browser. Collaborative centres have been, and continue to be, established worldwide to assist in data deposition, archiving and distribution. As of 1 July 1999 the operation of the PDB in the USA is being transferred from Brookhaven National Laboratory to the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB).
- deposition of data;
- Protein Data Bank