PDB depositors are given the opportunity to prerelease a sequence in advance of the coordinates.
ADIT's default setting is set to sequence prerelease.
From the PDB status search at
users may query all available sequences, or query based on
criteria such as title or deposition date.
This feature was developed in response to requests made to the PDB.
It is hoped that the prerelease of sequence data will prevent unintended duplication
of effort in structure determination. It will allow users to conduct blind tests of structure
prediction and modeling techniques.
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