ADIT Reaches One Year Mark at Osaka University

The ADIT deposition and annotation site established at the Institute for Protein Research at Osaka University in Osaka, Japan has been operational for a year. Entries deposited at this site have been processed by staff at the Laboratory of Protein Informatics (Head, Professor Haruki Nakamura) at the Institute for Protein Research at Osaka University. Under the direction of Drs. Masami Kusunoki and Genji Kurisu, these entries are processed using ADIT by Takashi Kosada, Reiko Igarashi and Yumiko Kengaku, and are incorporated into the PDB archive.

Part of the success of this cooperative agreement is due to the productive visits that the RCSB and Osaka group members have made to both sites. We look forward to continuing collaborations with this group.

In addition to the ADIT Osaka site at http://pdbdep.protein.osaka-u.ac.jp/adit/, depositions to the PDB can also be made at the RCSB-Rutgers site (ADIT; http://pdb.rutgers.edu/adit/) and at the European Bioinformatics Institute (AutoDep; http://autodep.ebi.ac.uk/).

Picture of Yumiko Kengaku, Takashi Kosada, and Reiko Igarashi (Institute for Protein Research) taken by Kyle Burkhardt on a recent visit to Osaka University. Takashi, wearing his souvenir New Jersey shirt, has also visited the RCSB-Rutgers site.