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RCSBPDB Newsletter
Number 8Winter 2001 RCSB
Published quarterly by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics

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December 31, 2000

14,040 Released atomic coordinate entries

Molecule Type

  • 12,524 proteins, peptides, and viruses
  • 911 nucleic acids
  • 587 protein/nucleic acid complexes
  • 18 carbohydrates

Experimental Technique

  • 11,557 diffraction and other
  • 4,489 structure factor files
  • 2,176 NMR
  • 916 NMR restraint files
  • 307 theoretical modeling


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Message From the PDB

Data Deposition and Processing

PDB Deposition Statistics The PDB saw 766 structure depositions during the last quarter of 2000... [MORE...]

New ADIT Features The ADIT servers at http://pdb.rutgers.edu/adit/ and http://pdbdep.protein.osaka-u.ac.jp/adit/ have been updated with additional data items, enhanced help and examples, and updated pull-down menu values... [MORE...]

PDB Focus: ADIT Help Services An e-mail help desk, a deposition FAQ, and several tutorials are available for depositors using the AutoDep Input Tool (ADIT, http://pdb.rutgers.edu/adit/)... [MORE...]

Data Uniformity

mmCIF Files from the Data Uniformity Project and Translation Software Released Approximately 1,000 mmCIF formatted files for nucleic acid-containing crystal structures are now available from the PDB beta ftp site at ftp://beta.rcsb.org/pub/pdb/uniformity/data/mmCIF/... [MORE...]

Data Uniformity Paper Published As part of the Nucleic Acid Research's database issue, the PDB has a paper entitled "The PDB data uniformity project"... [MORE...]

Data Query, Reporting, Access, and Distribution

New Query Features Available on the Beta Test Site In the continued efforts to improve the capabilities of the PDB, the RCSB has released the following new features on the beta test site at http://beta.rcsb.org/pdb/... [MORE...]

PDB Web Site Statistics The access statistics for the primary PDB Web site at http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/ reveal a large increase in the number of hits it has received during this past quarter... [MORE...]

PDB Focus: WWW User Guides A list of useful guides to PDB's Web-based capabilities are available from the PDB home page at http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/info.html#PDB_Users_Guides... [MORE...]

PDB Outreach Activities

The PDB and Structural Genomics As part of Nature Structural Biology's Structural Genomics Supplement issue (http://www.nature.com/nsb/structural_genomics/index.html), the PDB has a paper entitled "The Protein Data Bank and the challenge of structural genomics"... [MORE...]

Seven Ways of Looking at a Protein The PDB was used to create images for "Seven Ways of Looking at a Protein" by Clay Shirky... [MORE...]

CD-ROM Set 94 Released This quarter's CD-ROM set (Number 94) was released in October... [MORE...]

PDB Focus: Get Educated One of the goals of the RCSB is to educate the community about the PDB portal and related topics of interest... [MORE...]

PDB Focus: FAQ Lists In order to assist PDB users, frequently asked questions with their corresponding answers have been compiled into two lists... [MORE...]

Molecules of the Quarter Ribosome, Rubisco, and Pepsin. [MORE...]

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