The November 11, 2014 release offers the following new features:
Redesigned Home Page
A year ago, as the team discussed RCSB's mission statement of being a premiere scientific site focused on
usability and being cutting edge in delivering quality data and advanced tools, we came to a consensus that
site needed to be redesigned. Not just to keep up with current design trends, but to do the following:
After much discussions, team meetings, whiteboard scribbles, prototyping, and hundred of hours of code
development and testing, we hope the redesign of our homepage will lead in that direction of being easier to
use and more intuitive.
We welcome your feedback. Please leave your feedback and comments on the new site design and layout.
The new home page provides access to all tools and resources in different sections of the home page. All information
about specific topics such as Deposit or Search can be browsed or accessed from a single panel.
Hover over the red circles below to briefly get
introduced to each element of the redesigned page:
The menu bar offers quick access to various categories of tools, information, and the
MyPDB login. The menu appears across the website to provide constant access to the resources highlighted in
the panels section below.
The current number of PDB entries is displayed to the right of the RCSB PDB logo.
Clicking on this link retrieves all structures in the PDB along with a breakdown of the archive by
categories (Experimental method, EC classification, etc.).
The small logos link to the corresponding resources: PDB-101 is the educational section
of the RCSB PDB, which includes related resources, posters, and the Molecule of the Month series.
wwPDB is the international collaboration that manages the PDB archive.
is the unified data resource for 3DEM.
This simple search option queries the archive by
These icons link to our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages; RCSB
Mobile downloads for Apple and Android;
and the last icon links to our open source projects in GitHub.
Topic Panels provide access to RCSB PDB resources to deposit, search, visualize, analyze,
download, or learn about macromolecules.
By default, the Welcome panel is displayed and with the current
Molecule of the Month article.
Other topic panels are briefly described below:
Deposit: The middle column presents different options for data
preparation, validation, and deposition, along with related documentation.
Search: The middle column shows RCSB PDB search options (by category,
Advanced, sequence, ligand), searchable tables of drugs and drug targets, access to unreleased and new
entries, annotation browsers, and PDB statistics.
Visualize: The middle column displays visualization options offered
by the RCSB PDB, including 3D viewers and tools for viewing sequence-structure correspondences, and related
Analyze: The middle column offers tools to analyze sequence and
structure alignments, protein symmetry and other featured tools.
Download: The middle column offers tools that perform batch download
of structure, sequence, and ligand data, and description of RESTful Web Services.
Learn: The middle column presents the collection of educational
materials available from PDB-101, including Molecule of the Month articles and the Structural View of
This section highlights new entries, new website features, news, newsletters, and other publications by the RCSB
PDB and wwPDB.
Latest Entries: This widget loops through a random selection of PDB
entries from the most recent weekly update. The link: "As of Tuesday..." corresponds to the structures in
New Features: Links to descriptions of the latest features added to
News and Publications: Access to the latest news from the RCSB PDB and
the wwPDB. The publications menu offers access to related RCSB PDB publications.
The key statistics shown for the PDB archive link to the corresponding data. A complete list of statistics
compiled by the RCSB PDB is available from the "More Statistics" button.
The footer provides quick access to information pages. The "Feedback" button on the bottom right is available
from all recently redesigned pages. Use this button to submit feedback or any comments to the RCSB PDB
Most PDB entries are associated with a primary reference. An option to download citation information
(obtained from PubMed, if available) to Mendeley and EndNote reference management programs has been added to
Structure Summary pages.
Example of Mendeley import for PDB ID 3J2U.
Journal articles and book chapters authored by RCSB PDB members are listed on the Publications page
(accessible from the More menu at the top of the page and from the footer).
The readability of the Publication
page has been improved.
The RCSB PDB (
citation ) is managed by two members of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics:
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