Guide to Understanding PDB Data: Small Molecules
The constantly-growing PDB is a reflection of the research that is happening in laboratories across the world. This can make it both exciting and challenging to use the database in research and education.
PDB-101's Guide to Understanding PDB Data was created to help users navigate through the contents of the archive without having a detailed background in structural biology.
Topics cover biological assemblies, molecular graphics programs, R-value and R-free, and more.
A new chapter has been added to help users examine the Small Molecule Ligands are represented in the PDB archive. Topics in this article include:
- General Overview
- Representation of Ligands in Entry Files
- Free Ligands vs. Ligands in Polymers
- Biologically Interesting Molecules
- Electron Density Visualization
- Ideal and Model Ligand Representations