RCSB PDB Newsletter #20: New Update Release of CD-ROM Sets

No. 20
Winter 2004


Message from the RCSB PDB

Announcing the Worldwide Protein Data Bank

Downloadable PDB_EXTRACT Makes Deposition Easier

Biological Unit Tutorial Now Available from the RCSB PDB

Ligand Depot--a Small Molecule Information Resource

PDB Focus: Deposition and Release Policies

PDB Deposition Statistics

Lucene Keyword Search Released on the RCSB PDB Web Site

PDB Focus: Redundancy Reduction Cluster Data Available on the PDB FTP Site

PDB Focus: Searching for Experimental Data Files

Updates of mmCIF Files on the RCSB PDB FTP Site

RCSB PDB Web Site Statistics

NIGMS News: PSI-2 and Structural Biology Roadmap RFA

RCSB PDB Article Published in Nucleic Acids Research

New Update Release of CD-ROM Sets

PDB Molecules of the Quarter: Trypsin, Simian Virus 40, and Catabolite Activator Protein

PDB Community Focus: Edward N. Baker

PDB Education Corner by Katherine Kantardjieff

Related Links: FTP Resources

RCSB PDB Job Listings

RCSB PDB Members & Statement of Support

Questions? info@rcsb.org

© 2004 RCSB PDB


New Update Release of CD-ROM Sets

The October 2003 update of the PDB CD-ROM data set, Release #106, is an incremental set of 1,583 experimentally determined structures and 61 models. The structure coordinate files, contained on one disk, are shipping now.

Files for entries re-released for any reason between July and October 2003 are included in this update. A list of files that have become obsolete since the last update is included so users can update their entire set of structures.

The first release of every year, in January, will include all structures. April, July and October updates will only contain the structures released during the previous quarter. New subscribers will receive the January release of the current year and all subsequent updates while supplies last.

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

Experimental data files -- NMR constraints and X-ray structure factors -- are released on the same schedule as the structure files: a complete set in January, and incremental updates for the three subsequent quarters.

NOTE: We are out of stock of Release #103, January 2003. New subscribers will be added to the list for Release #107, January 2004.

Questions should be directed to info@rcsb.org. Ordering information is available at www.rcsb.org/pdb/cdrom.html.