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Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2000 Mar;56(Pt 3):249-65.

Validation of protein crystal structures.

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Department of Cell Biology, Uppsala University, Biomedical Centre, Box 596, SE-751 24 Uppsala, Sweden.


Since the process of building and refining a model of a biomacromolecule based on crystallographic data is subjective, quality-control techniques are required to assess the validity of such models. During the 1990s, much experience was gained; the methods used and some of the lessons learned are reviewed here. In addition, an extensive compendium of quality criteria and quality-control methods that are or have been used to validate models of biomacromolecules has been compiled. The emphasis in this compendium is on the validation of protein crystal structures.

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