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RCSB Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB) enables breakthroughs in science and education by providing access and tools for exploration, visualization, and analysis of:

Experimentally-determined 3D structures from the Protein Data Bank (PDB) archive

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These data can be explored in context of external annotations providing a structural view of biology.


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Nanowires

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Use a Python Package to Access the RCSB PDB Search API

Use a Python Package to Access the RCSB PDB Search API

Perform Advanced Search queries through a Pythonic interface

Notice: NGL Viewer Deprecation

Notice: NGL Viewer Deprecation

As of June 28, 2024, the NGL molecular viewer will be removed from RCSB.org. Users are encouraged to use Mol* for 3D visualization.

Take the CSM User Survey and Win

Take the CSM User Survey and Win

Please take this brief survey about Computed Structure Models at RCSB.org to be entered into a drawing for a set of Bound Playing Cards.

Undergrads: Spend your summer with RCSB PDB

Undergrads: Spend your summer with RCSB PDB

RISE at Rutgers is a nationally acclaimed summer research program for outstanding undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Applications are now open.

Switch from MMTF to BCIF

Switch from MMTF to BCIF

As of July 2, 2024, RCSB PDB will no longer serve PDB data in the MMTF compression format. Users should switch to BCIF.

Resources for Supporting the Extended PDB ID Format (pdb_00001abc)

Resources for Supporting the Extended PDB ID Format (pdb_00001abc)

Users and related software will need to transition to the extended PDB ID format and PDBx/mmCIF file format by 2029

Applications Open for Director

Applications Open for Director

Distinguished scientists focused on 3D structures of biological macromolecules are invited to apply for this position with the RCSB PDB at Rutgers University.

Time-stamped Copies of PDB and EMDB Archives

Time-stamped Copies of PDB and EMDB Archives

Snapshots of the PDB and EMDB Core archives as of January 2024 are available.

Improved Depositor Experience Using ORCiD

Improved Depositor Experience Using ORCiD

ORCiD summary table improvements include expanded details and a sorting function

PDB Entries with Novel Ligands Now Distributed Only in PDBx/mmCIF and PDBML File Formats

PDB Entries with Novel Ligands Now Distributed Only in PDBx/mmCIF and PDBML File Formats

PDB has run out of 3-character CCD IDs. Entries with novel ligands will not be distributed in the legacy PDB file format


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Molecule of the Month

Nanowires

Nanowires

Nanowires conduct electrons one at a time inside biological molecules.

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Issue 100 - January 2024

In this issue: Spring Training Opportunities; 5-character CCD IDs; SACNAS/ABRCMS Report; and more.

In the Education Corner, learn about Bringing Proteins to Life: Exploring Protein Structures with Interactive Jmol Views.

Annual Reports

2022 Annual Report

Download the 2022 Annual Report (PDF) for an overview of recent RCSB PDB activities, including enabled access to ~1 million Computed Structure Models (CSMs) from AlphaFoldDB and RoseTTAFold.

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