Chapter

Chapter 24.1 The Protein Data Bank at Brookhaven

Crystallography of biological macromolecules

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 24. Crystallographic databases

  1. J. L. Sussman1,
  2. D. Lin2,
  3. J. Jiang2,
  4. N. O. Manning2,
  5. J. Prilusky3,
  6. E. E. Abola4

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000718

International Tables for Crystallography

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. 649–656.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel

  2. 2

    Biology Department, Bldg 463, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000, USA

  3. 3

    Bioinformatics Unit, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel

  4. 4

    The Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

Abstract

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).

Keywords:

  • databases;
  • deposition of data;
  • Protein Data Bank