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Number 19 Fall 2003 Published quarterly by the Protein Data Bank

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October 1, 2003

22,700 Released atomic coordinate entries

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  • 20,501 proteins, peptides, and viruses
  • 1,233 nucleic acids
  • 948 protein/nucleic acid complexes
  • 18 carbohydrates

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  • 19,285 diffraction and other
  • 10,652 structure factor files
  • 3,415 NMR
  • 1,697 NMR restraint files


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