How to: View the 3D structure of a protein

Starting with...

A PDB CODE (e.g. 1B8G)

  1. Go to the Structure Home Page.
  2. Enter the PDB code in the search box and press the Go button.
  3. Click the structure image, and on the resulting page click the "Structure View in Cn3D" button.

A PDB-FORMAT FILE THAT IS NOT IN PDB

  1. Go to the VAST search page.
  2. Enter or browse for the PDB file name and click the Submit button.
  3. Click the "View 3D Structure" button on the next page.

A PROTEIN ACCESSION NUMBER (e.g. NP_000240) OR SEQUENCE

  1. Use the Finding a Structural Template guide to find the most appropriate PDB structure.
  2. Continue with step 1 under "a PDB code" above.
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