Chapter 24.2 The Nucleic Acid Database

Crystallography of biological macromolecules

Second Online Edition (2012)

Part 24. Crystallographic databases

  1. B. Schneider,
  2. J. de la Cruz,
  3. S. Dutta,
  4. Z. Feng,
  5. L. Chen,
  6. J. Westbrook,
  7. H. Yang,
  8. J. Young,
  9. C. Zardecki,
  10. H. M. Berman

Published Online: 14 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000897

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Schneider, B., de la Cruz, J., Dutta, S., Feng, Z., Chen, L., Westbrook, J., Yang, H., Young, J., Zardecki, C. and Berman, H. M. 2012. The Nucleic Acid Database. International Tables for Crystallography. F:24:24.2:833–837.

Author Information

  1. The Nucleic Acid Database, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2012


The Nucleic Acid Database (NDB) was one of the earliest relational databases for use in structural biology. Today, it provides valuable resources for researchers and students. Users can search the archive using a variety of constraints, and generate quick and detailed reports. Structures can be explored through an online atlas organized by experimental and structure type. The NDB has developed and hosts standards and software tools, and offers special programs for exploring RNA structure.


  • Nucleic Acid Database;
  • DNA;
  • RNA;
  • nucleic acids