The Protein Data Bank

Bridging the Gap Between the Sequence and 3D Structure World
  • J. L. Sussman
  • E. E. Abola
  • D. Lin
  • J. Jiang
  • N. O. Manning
  • J. Prilusky
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASHT, volume 71)


The Protein Data Bank (PDB), at Brookhaven National Laboratory, is adatabase containing information on experimentally determined three-dimensional structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biological macromolecules, with approximately 9,000 entries. The PDB has a 27-year history of service to a global community of researchers, educators, and students in a wide variety of scientific disciplines. Data are easily submitted via PDB’s WWW-based tool AutoDep, in either PDB or mmCIF format, and are most conveniently examined viaPDB’s WWW-based tool 3DB Browser. Collaborative centers have been, and continue to be, established worldwide to assist in data deposition, archiving, and distribution


Protein Data Bank Protein Data Bank Entry Secondary Structure Information Cold Spring Harbor Symposium Collaborative Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Sussman
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. E. Abola
    • 1
  • D. Lin
    • 1
  • J. Jiang
    • 1
  • N. O. Manning
    • 1
  • J. Prilusky
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Protein Data Bank Biology DepartmentBrookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Structural BiologyWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  3. 3.Bioinformatics UnitWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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