New Publication: PDBx/mmCIF Ecosystem
A new article by the wwPDB and the PDBx/mmCIF Working Group describes the community-driven data representation for structural biology data that is critical to the PDB archive. It describes file standards and governance, and summarizes software tools for data processing and checking.
PDBx/mmCIF Ecosystem: Foundational Semantic Tools for Structural Biology
John D. Westbrook, Jasmine Y. Young, Chenghua Shao, Zukang Feng, Vladimir Guranovic, Catherine L. Lawson, Brinda Vallat, Paul D. Adams, John M. Berrisford, Gerard Bricogne, Kay Diederichs, Robbie P. Joosten, Peter Keller, Nigel W. Moriarty, Oleg V. Sobolev, Sameer Velankar, Clemens Vonrhein, David G. Waterman, Genji Kurisu, Helen M. Berman, Stephen K. Burley, Ezra Peisach
(2022) Journal of Molecular Biology 434: 167599 doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2022.167599
This article is dedicated to John D. Westbrook, whose work established the PDBx/mmCIF data dictionary and format as the foundation of the modern Protein Data Bank (PDB) archive (wwPDB.org).