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. "Protein Structures: From Famine to Feast" also reports how structural genomics initiatives will populate the PDB with many unique structures in the future. The illustrations were created by David S. Goodsell, author and illustrator of the PDB's Molecule of the Month feature and Molecular Machinery poster.

Protein Structures: From Famine to Feast. Helen M. Berman, David S. Goodsell and Philip E. Bourne. American Scientist (2002) 90:4, pp. 350 - 359.

The recent special issue of Acta Crystallographica B/D on crystallographic databases features two PDB articles. "The Protein Data Bank" introduces and describes the goals of the PDB, the systems in place for data deposition and access, and plans for the future development of the resource. "Protein structure resources" describes and classifies the web-accessible resources derived from data in the PDB. These include resources for protein structure and functional classification, as well as links to primary genomic information, protein-protein interactions, protein dynamics, and protein-modeling resources.

The Protein Data Bank. H.M. Berman, T. Battistuz, T.N. Bhat, W.F. Bluhm, P.E. Bourne, K. Burkhardt, Z. Feng, G.L. Gilliland, L. Iype, S. Jain, P. Fagan, J. Marvin, D. Padilla, V. Ravichandran, B. Schneider, N. Thanki, H. Weissig, J.D. Westbrook and C. Zardecki. Acta Cryst. (2002). D58, pp. 899-907.

Protein structure resources. H. Weissig and P.E. Bourne. Acta Cryst. (2002). D58, pp. 908-915.

The July-August 2002 issue of the American Scientist.