RCSB PDB Newsletter #20: Message from the RCSB PDB

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


Message from the RCSB PDB

The RCSB PDB is excited to start the new year as part of a special collaboration with the Macromolecular Structure Database at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (MSD-EBI), and Protein Data Bank Japan (PDBj) - the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB; www.wwpdb.org). The wwPDB is committed to a single Protein Data Bank Archive of macromolecular structural data that is freely and publicly available to the global community. All three organizations serve as deposition, data processing and distribution sites of this PDB Archive. Each wwPDB site provides its own view of the primary data, thus providing a variety of tools and resources for the global community. Details of this historic agreement are described in this newsletter. The formation of the wwPDB will be transparent to users and will ensure the overall quality and consistency of data directly available through the PDB.

In early 2004, RCSB PDB members will be presenting at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (January 6-10, Hawaii) and will be exhibiting at the Biophysical Society Meeting (February 14-18, Baltimore, MD).

We wish all of our users a very happy new year!