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RCSBPDB Newsletter
Number 3Fall 1999 RCSB
Published quarterly by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics


Fall 1999

10213 Released atomic coordinate entries

Molecule Type

  • 9066 proteins, peptides, and viruses
  • 434 protein/nucleic acid complexes
  • 701 nucleic acids
  • 12 carbohydrates

Experimental Technique

  • 223 theoretical modeling
  • 1602 NMR
  • 8388 diffraction and other
  • 2901 structure factor files
  • 593 NMR restraint files


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PDB CD-ROM
The PDB CD-ROM set for structures released through July 1, 1999, is now available. Distribution began at the IUCr meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, August 4-13, 1999. [MORE...]

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First NMR Task Force Workshop
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