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Experimental Data Reporting and Model Access Enhancements

Enhancements have been made to the PDB site for reporting the availability of experimental data and for accessing model data.

The availability of experimental data for a particular structure can now be included in reports generated for a set of structures resulting from a PDB search. This new column indicates whether there is a structure factor or NMR restraint file available for each structure. This feature is included in the Structure Summary report and is offered as an option for the customizable reports. Tabular reports of results can be saved in HTML format or plain text format; the latter can also be imported into a spreadsheet program such as Excel.

Links to the models directory on the PDB FTP site (ftp://ftp.rcsb.org/pub/pdb/data/structures/models/) have been added to the SearchLite and SearchFields pages to facilitate access to these entries from the PDB Web site. This directory includes links to released theoretical model files, a set of index files containing the keyword, author, source organism, compound, resolution, crystal dimensions for these files, and the obsoleted theoretical model files.

Limited search capability for theoretical models will be made available in the near future.