Published quarterly by the Research Collaboratory
for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank

Spring 2009
Number 41

 
NEWSLETTER
  Contents  
Home | Newsletter Archive | PDF Version
Message from the RCSB PDB
Data Deposition
PDB Archive Version 3.15 Released
Papers Published
Deposition Statistics
Data Query, Reporting and Access
Website Statistics
New Feature: Receive Email Alerts When New Structures Match Your Queries with MyPDB
Time-stamped Copies of PDB Archive Available via FTP
Outreach and Education
New Jersey Science Olympiad: Protein Modeling
Education Corner
Gavin Whittaker, Ph.D.,
Molecular Models: Tangible Representations of the Abstract
PDB Community Focus
GaŽl McGill, Ph.D., and Graham Johnson, Molecular Animators
RCSB PDB PARTNERS, MANAGEMENT, AND STATEMENT OF SUPPORT
 
       

Message from the RCSB PDB

Together with the PSI Structural Genomics Knowledgebase (kb.psi-structuralgenomics.org), the RCSB PDB recently exhibited at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society (February 28 - March 4) in Boston, Massachusetts.



The RCSB PDB and the PSI SGKB at the
Biophysical Society meeting.

 
Snapshot: April 1, 2009
56751
released atomic coordinate entries
Molecule Type
52444
proteins, peptides,
and viruses
1996
nucleic acids
2278
protein/nucleic acid
complexes
33
other
Experimental Technique
48618
X-ray
7776
NMR
230
electron microscopy
127
other
 
37767
structure factor files
4454
NMR restraint files

 

The two groups will also be exhibiting at the Experimental Biology meeting (April 18-22) in New Orleans, Lousiana and at the 17th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology & 8th European Conference on Computational Biology (June 27-July 2) in Stockholm, Sweden. Please stop by for demonstrations, information, and to say hello!


Crystallography for Modelers will address issues relating to the "quality" of the data you use. How "good" are the protein structures that you use? What's the error in atomic coordinates? How might you know if something is just plain wrong

The RCSB PDB will host a short course for practicing pharmaceutical/biophysical modelers looking for a better understanding of crystal structures and PDB data. Crystallography for Modelers will be held May 7 & 8 at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in Piscataway, NJ.

Do you use protein crystal structure data? Ever wonder why things do not work out as you expect? Are ligand strain energies unreasonably high? Does your drug candidate not appear to make the hydrogen bonds you expect? Is that really a water molecule in the corner of a binding site? Do you wonder why a side chain is in one position rather than another? Crystallography for Modelers will offer insight into state-of-the-art research into the quality, errors, and "gotchas" in crystal structure data. Designed by active users of the data, the instructors are RCSB PDB team members, Rutgers researchers, and commercial software developers. It is not an introductory course for crystallography or modeling, but rather a down-and-dirty discussion of crystallographic data, precision, accuracy, and possible errors.

To learn more and register: rate.rutgers.edu/?q=Crystallography

 
  Participating RCSB Members: Rutgers • SDSC/SKAGGS/UCSD
E-mail: info@rcsb.org • Web: www.pdb.org • FTP: ftp.wwpdb.org
The RCSB PDB is a member of the wwPDB (www.wwpdb.org)
©2009 RCSB PDB