Chapter 24.3 The Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database
Crystallography of biological macromolecules
Second Online Edition (2012)
Part 24. Crystallographic databases
Published Online: 14 APR 2012
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International Tables for Crystallography
How to Cite
Gallagher, D. T. and Tung, M. 2012. The Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database. International Tables for Crystallography. F:24:24.3:838–842.
- Published Online: 14 APR 2012
The Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database (BMCD) is described. The database is available at http://xpdb.nist.gov:8060/BMCD4 and currently contains 14 372 entries with crystallization information for proteins, protein–protein complexes, nucleic acids, nucleic acid–nucleic acid complexes, protein–nucleic acid complexes and viruses. The information in the BMCD is applicable for the general study of protein crystallization, for reproducing crystals previously reported in the literature and for designing strategies to crystallize new macromolecules. Methods for utilizing the BMCD are presented, including examples of crystallization‐strategy development.
- Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database;