No. 16
Winter 2003

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PDB Molecules of the Quarter: Dihydrofolate Reductase, Ferritin and Transferrin, and Cytochrome c

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We wish all of our user community a very happy new year!

PDB members will be presenting talks at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (January 3-7, Kauai, Hawaii) and at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's PEP TALK (Human Proteome Project: plotting the course for proteomics, January 15-16, San Diego, CA).

We will be exhibiting at the Biophysical Society's 46th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX (March 1-5, 2003) -- we hope you will stop by booth 204 and say hello.

The PDB recently published a paper in Nucleic Acids Research's Database Issue.

J. Westbrook, Z. Feng, L. Chen, H. Yang, and H.M. Berman (2003): The Protein Data Bank and structural genomics. Nucl. Acids Res. 31, pp. 489-491.

This paper describes some of the resources available from, including the target registration database, TargetDB.


The TargetDB query form. Search options include ID, target status, and structural genomics center. HTML reports include the current status of the target and the one-letter code sequence, and additional information when provided by the center (source organism, structure database references, links to project data, and other related remarks. Reports may also be created in FASTA and XML formats.)