No. 17
Spring 2003

Front Page

Message from the PDB

PDB Deposition Statistics

PDB Annotation Manual Online in PDF and PostScript Formats

PDB Focus: ADIT Annotators

New Features Available for Beta Testing: Biological Unit, Curated (Beta) mmCIF Files, Redundancy Reduction Cluster Data

New Features on the Structure Explorer Pages of the PDB Web Site: Author and Ligand Searches, BioMagResBank Links

PDB Focus: Redundancy Reduction Capability

PDB Focus: Maintaining a Local PDB FTP Mirror Site

PDB Focus: Weekly Updates to the PDB

PDB Web Site Statistics

Structural Bioinformatics Book Includes Chapters on the PDB

PDB Paper Published in Nucleic Acids Research

New Distribution Procedure for Protein Data Bank CD-ROM Sets

PDB at the Biophysical Society Meeting

PDB Focus: David Goodsell and the Molecule of the Month

PDB Molecules of the Quarter: Serum Albumin, Potassium Channels, and lac Repressor

PDB Education Corner

Related Links: Education

PDB Job Listings

PDB Members & Statement of Support


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New Distribution Procedure for Protein Data Bank CD-ROM Sets

The January 2003 release of the PDB CD-ROM sets, issue 103, is a full release of 19,623 experimentally determined structures that were available as of January 1, 2003. The structures, on five CD-ROM disks, have been shipped.

Starting with the April 2003 release, an incremental set of structures released since the January 2003 Issue will be sent to subscribers. Structures re-released for any reason between January and April will be included in this update. A list of files that have become obsolete since the last update will be included so users can update their set of structures.

July and October Issues will only contain the structures released during those quarters. New subscribers will receive the January release and all subsequent updates.

The index files in the pub/resource sub-directory will continue to include all structures in the current PDB FTP site as of that release.

Experimental data -- NMR constraints and X-ray structure factors -- will be handled in the same manner as the structures: a complete set in January, and incremental updates for the three subsequent quarters.

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