Read about the RCSB PDB, wwPDB, and other molecular biology databases in Nucleic Acids Research’s 26th annual Database Issue.
A recent Scientific Data publication looks at Nucleic Acids Research citations to study PDB impact.
The article RCSB Protein Data Bank: biological macromolecular structures enabling research and education in fundamental biology, biomedicine, biotechnology and energy describes how the recent reorganization of RCSB PDB activities into four integrated, interdependent services is described in detail, together with tools and resources added over the past 2 years to RCSB PDB web portals in support of a Structural View of Biology.
S. K. Burley, H. M. Berman, C. Bhikadiya, C. Bi, L. Chen, L. Di Costanzo, C. Christie, K. Dalenberg, J. M. Duarte, S. Dutta, Z. Feng, S. Ghosh, D. S. Goodsell, R. K. Green, V. Guranovic, D. Guzenko, B. P. Hudson, T. Kalro, Y. Liang, R. Lowe, H. Namkoong, E. Peisach, I. Periskova, A. Prlic, C. Randle, A. Rose, P. Rose, R. Sala, M. Sekharan, C. Shao, L. Tan, Y. P. Tao, Y. Valasatava, M. Voigt, J. Westbrook, J. Woo, H. Yang, J. Young, M. Zhuravleva, C. Zardecki
(2019) RCSB Protein Data Bank: biological macromolecular structures enabling research and education in fundamental biology, biomedicine, biotechnology and energy
Nucleic Acids Res 47: D464-D474.
Protein Data Bank: the single global archive for 3D macromolecular structure data describes the development of the PDB archive under wwPDB stewardship, such as new archival content, master format and dictionary, and major remediation efforts. The publication also emphasizes the importance of continued community interactions, the scientific and technical challenges the PDB faces, and charts the road ahead.
(2019) Protein Data Bank: the single global archive for 3D macromolecular structure data.
Nucleic Acids Res 47: D520-D528.
A recent Scientific Data publication examined Nucleic Acids Research Database Issues to study PDB impact. Citations to the inaugural RCSB PDB publication (Berman et al., 2000 Nucleic Acids Res 28: 235-242) and the extent of PDB data usage by the resources described in these annual issues were studied. The analysis explores which subject fields are using PDB resources beyond molecular biology and biochemistry.
C. Markosian, L. D. Costanzo, M. Sekharan, C. Shao, S. K. Burley, C. Zardecki.
(2018) Analysis of impact metrics for the Protein Data Bank.
Sci. Data 5: 180212.
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