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Number 14 Summer 2002Published quarterly by the Protein Data Bank

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July 1, 2002

18,528 Released atomic coordinate entries

Molecule Type

  • 16,633 proteins, peptides, and viruses
  • 1,101 nucleic acids
  • 776 protein/nucleic acid complexes
  • 18 carbohydrates

Experimental Technique

  • 15,223 diffraction and other
  • 7,263 structure factor files
  • 2,819 NMR
  • 1,313 NMR restraint files


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Data Deposition and Processing

PDB Deposition Statistics During April - July 2002, more than 950 structures were deposited to the PDB... [MORE...]

Deposition Checklists Available Checklists of the data items to have on hand when depositing structures via ADIT are available for both X-ray and NMR depositions... [MORE...]

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Theoretical Model Files Moved to Separate Directory on PDB FTP Site As previously announced, the PDB theoretical model coordinate files were separated from the main archive beginning July 1, 2002... [MORE...]

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Three PDB Papers Published As highlighted on its cover, the July-August 2002 issue of the American Scientist contains an article that explores the history of protein structure determination and the PDB... [MORE...]

PDB at the ACA and the International School of Crystallography The PDB participated in two meetings in May... [MORE...]

PDB CD-ROM Set #100 Now Available The current Protein Data Bank CD-ROM set (release #100) is now being distributed... [MORE...]

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PDB Molecules of the Quarter: Anthrax Toxin, Penicillin-binding Proteins, and Glutamine Synthetase

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