No. 17
Spring 2003

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

The following new features have been implemented on the Structure Explorer pages of the PDB Web Site:

Author and Ligand Searches

For any PDB entry, the Summary Information section of the Structure Explorer page now supports queries for all other entries by a specific primary citation author, or that include a particular ligand listed on that page. By clicking on any individual primary citation author's name, all PDB entries by that author will be returned. A query for all entries that contain an individual ligand is performed by clicking on any ligand in the "Retrieve all PDB IDs Containing" column in the "HET groups" table.

BioMagResBank Links

Links to the BioMagResBank (BMRB) are now included on the Structure Explorer pages for NMR-solved PDB structures that are also available in the BMRB resource. These links return a BMRB NMR restraints grid for the particular PDB structure being explored. The BMRB database contains NMR chemical shifts derived from proteins and peptides, reference data, amino acid sequence information, and data describing the source of the protein and the conditions used to study the protein. Images of the structures are also available. The BMRB links on the Structure Explorer pages are directed to the BMRB site maintained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an RCSB partner site.

Feedback on these new features is appreciated and may be sent to