An object-oriented database of protein structure data

  • Michio Nakanishi
  • Minoru Ito
  • Akihiro Hashimoto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 819)


An object-oriented database system is being developed, which is used to store protein three-dimensional structure data. Proteins from Brookhaven's Protein Data Bank (PDB) axe classified by their enzyme code numbers and each protein is represented as a composite object. The system provides a number of methods to avoid writing lengthy Object-SQL (OSQL) statements for complex queries. Furthermore, fixed views are also provided to achieve efficient query processing.


object-oriented database view protein structure protein modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michio Nakanishi
    • 1
  • Minoru Ito
    • 2
  • Akihiro Hashimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computer Sciences, Faculty of Engineering ScienceOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Information ScienceNara Institute of Science and TechnologyNaraJapan

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