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Number 13 Spring 2002Published quarterly by the Protein Data Bank

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April 2, 2002

17,737 Released atomic coordinate entries

Molecule Type

  • 15,908 proteins, peptides, and viruses
  • 1,063 nucleic acids
  • 748 protein/nucleic acid complexes
  • 18 carbohydrates

Experimental Technique

  • 14,645 diffraction and other
  • 6,968 structure factor files
  • 2,713 NMR
  • 1,277 NMR restraint files


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