TargetDB (http://targetdb.pdb.org/) is a target registration
database that was originally developed to provide registration and tracking information for NIH P50
structural genomics centers. TargetDB has now been expanded to include target data from worldwide
structural genomics and proteomics projects. The scope of TargetDB is to provide timely status
and tracking information on the progress of the production and solution of structures.
The target database can be searched by sequence using FASTA (Pearson, W.R. and
Lipman, D.J. (1988): Improved tools for biological sequence comparison. PNAS
85, pp. 2444-2448). Sequence searches may include only the target
sequences or the PDB sequences. Target sequences may also be searched by
contributing site, protein name, project tracking identifier, date of last modification,
and the current status of the target (e.g. cloned, expressed, crystallized, ...). Search
results may be viewed as HTML reports, FASTA data files, or in XML.
Information on target classification is also available from
The RCSB PDB (citation) is managed by two members of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics:
RCSB PDB is a member of the
The RCSB PDB is funded by a grant from the
National Science Foundation, the
National Institutes of Health, and the
US Department of Energy.