Journal of Biomolecular NMR

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 1–23

Recommendations for the presentation of NMR structures of proteins and nucleic acids – IUPAC-IUBMB-IUPAB Inter-Union Task Group on the Standardization of Data Bases of Protein and Nucleic Acid Structures Determined by NMR Spectroscopy


  • John L. Markley
    • Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ad Bax
    • Laboratory of Chemical PhysicsNIDDK, National Institutes of Health
  • Yoji Arata
    • Water Research Institute
  • C. W. Hilbers
    • Laboratory of Biophysical ChemistryUniversity of Nijmegen
  • Robert Kaptein
    • Department of ChemistryUniversity of Utrecht
  • Brian D. Sykes
    • Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Alberta
  • Peter E. Wright
    • Department of Molecular BiologyThe Scripps Research Institute
  • Kurt Wüthrich
    • Institut für Molekularbiologie und Biophysik, ETH-Hönggerberg

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008290618449

Cite this article as:
Markley, J.L., Bax, A., Arata, Y. et al. J Biomol NMR (1998) 12: 1. doi:10.1023/A:1008290618449


The recommendations presented here are designed to support easier communication of NMR data and NMR structures of proteins and nucleic acids through unified nomenclature and reporting standards. Much of this document pertains to the reporting of data in journal articles; however, in the interest of the future development of structural biology, it is desirable that the bulk of the reported information be stored in computer-accessible form and be freely accessible to the scientific community in standardized formats for data exchange. These recommendations stem from an IUPAC-IUBMB-IUPAB inter-union venture with the direct involvement of ICSU and CODATA. The Task Group has reviewed previous formal recommendations and has extended them in the light of more recent developments in the field of biomolecular NMR spectroscopy. Drafts of the recommendations presented here have been examined critically by more than 50 specialists in the field and have gone through two rounds of extensive modification to incorporate suggestions and criticisms.

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