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Number 12 Winter 2002Published quarterly by the Protein Data Bank

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January 1, 2002

16,972 Released atomic coordinate entries

Molecule Type

  • 15,200 proteins, peptides, and viruses
  • 1,041 nucleic acids
  • 713 protein/nucleic acid complexes
  • 18 carbohydrates

Experimental Technique

  • 14,019 diffraction and other
  • 6,534 structure factor files
  • 2,593 NMR
  • 1,206 NMR restraint files
  • 360 theoretical modeling


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Data Deposition and Processing

PDB Deposition and Growth Statistics for 2001 In 2001, 3,298 structures were deposited to the PDB... [MORE...]

Alpha Version of ADIT Workstation Software Released ADIT (AutoDep Input Tool) is the integrated software system used by PDB annotation staff... [MORE...]

Improved Deposition for Cryo-Electron Microscopy PDB deposition systems have been extended to accept data items specifically describing cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) methods... [MORE...]

PDB Annotation Manual Online The manual used as a guide by the PDB ADIT annotators for PDB Data Processing and Annotation is available online... [MORE...]

PDB Focus: CIFTr CIFTr is an application program that translates files in mmCIF format into files in PDB format... [MORE...]

Data Query, Reporting, and Access

Alpha Version of OpenMMS Toolkit Released The PDB has released an alpha version of the OpenMMS Toolkit, a suite of software tools that implement the Corba standard... [MORE...]

STING Millennium Suite Released on PDB Web Site After a period of testing at the PDB beta test site, select components of STING Millennium Suite (SMS) are now available... [MORE...]

Phase Out of BNL FTP Archive Since 1999, the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) has maintained two distinct FTP sites... [MORE...]

PDB Focus: Enzyme Queries Using SearchFields Enzymes in the PDB have been classified in a hierarchical tree structure using the standards of the Enzyme Commission (EC)... [MORE...]

PDB Web Site Statistics A glance at the access statistics for the primary PDB Web site at http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/ reveals that the Web site hits received and files downloaded have continued their frequency with the start of the new year... [MORE...]

PDB Outreach

PDB Annual Report 2001 Now Available On-line The PDB Annual Report 2001 is now available from the PDB Web site in PDF format... [MORE...]

PDB CD-ROM Issue 99 Released The latest PDB CD-ROM (release #99) set is currently being distributed... [MORE...]

PDB Molecules of the Quarter: Photosystem I, DNA, and Glycogen Phosphorylase

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