Molecular Biotechnology

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 1–13

Data Deposition and Annotation at the Worldwide Protein Data Bank

Authors

  • Shuchismita Dutta
    • Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB), Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Kyle Burkhardt
    • Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB), Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    • Office of Research and Project AdministrationPrinceton University
  • Jasmine Young
    • Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB), Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Ganesh J. Swaminathan
    • The Macromolecular Structure Database at the European Bioinformatics Institute PDB-eEMBL Outstation-Hinxton
  • Takanori Matsuura
    • Protein Data Bank Japan (PDBj), Institute for Protein ResearchOsaka University
  • Kim Henrick
    • The Macromolecular Structure Database at the European Bioinformatics Institute PDB-eEMBL Outstation-Hinxton
  • Haruki Nakamura
    • Protein Data Bank Japan (PDBj), Institute for Protein ResearchOsaka University
    • Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB), Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s12033-008-9127-7

Cite this article as:
Dutta, S., Burkhardt, K., Young, J. et al. Mol Biotechnol (2009) 42: 1. doi:10.1007/s12033-008-9127-7

Abstract

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is the repository for three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules, determined by experimental methods. The data in the archive is free and easily available via the Internet from any of the worldwide centers managing this global archive. These data are used by scientists, researchers, bioinformatics specialists, educators, students, and general audiences to understand biological phenomenon at a molecular level. Analysis of this structural data also inspires and facilitates new discoveries in science. This chapter describes the tools and methods currently used for deposition, processing, and release of data in the PDB. References to future enhancements are also included.

Keywords

Protein Data Bank (PDB)wwPDBDepositionAnnotationValidation

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