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Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D392-401. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1021. Epub 2010 Oct 29.

The RCSB Protein Data Bank: redesigned web site and web services.

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  • 1San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mailcode 0743, La Jolla, CA 92093-0743, USA. pwrose@ucsd.edu

Abstract

The RCSB Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB) web site (http://www.pdb.org) has been redesigned to increase usability and to cater to a larger and more diverse user base. This article describes key enhancements and new features that fall into the following categories: (i) query and analysis tools for chemical structure searching, query refinement, tabulation and export of query results; (ii) web site customization and new structure alerts; (iii) pair-wise and representative protein structure alignments; (iv) visualization of large assemblies; (v) integration of structural data with the open access literature and binding affinity data; and (vi) web services and web widgets to facilitate integration of PDB data and tools with other resources. These improvements enable a range of new possibilities to analyze and understand structure data. The next generation of the RCSB PDB web site, as described here, provides a rich resource for research and education.

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21036868
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PMCID:
PMC3013649
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