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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PDB Focus: Sequence Prerelease

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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.