RCSBPDB Newsletter
Number 5April 17, 2000 RCSB
Published quarterly by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics

April 11, 2000

12,110 Released atomic coordinate entries

Molecule Type

  • 10,735 proteins, peptides, and viruses
  • 821 protein/nucleic acid complexes
  • 536 nucleic acids
  • 18 carbohydrates

Experimental Technique

  • 9,924 diffraction and other
  • 3,621 structure factor files
  • 1,920 NMR
  • 747 NMR restraint files
  • 266 theoretical modeling

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Message From the PDB

Data Deposition and Processing

RCSB PDB Celebrates Its First Year of Processing Data
Since January 27, 1999, the RCSB PDB Team has processed over 3,000 structures -- more than 25 percent of the current PDB archive. [MORE...]

PDB Deposition Statistics
In the first quarter of 2000, more than 500 structures were deposited to the PDB using the AutoDep Input Tool. [MORE...]

Data Uniformity

Release of Cleaned-up Data and Ongoing Uniformity Work
As part of the data clean-up project led by the NIST-PDB team, the citation data previously introduced on the PDB beta site are now available on the main production sites. [MORE...]

Data Query and Reporting

New Query and Reporting Features
The RCSB continues to enhance and upgrade the capabilities of the PDB customizable search interface and reporting output. Several new query and reporting features, previously available on the PDB beta test site, have been moved to the PDB production sites. [MORE...]


New PDB Mirror Site in Brazil
The Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/CENAPAD in Brazil has established a new RCSB PDB mirror site. [MORE...]

PDB Web Site Statistics
An analysis of the PDB Web logs show that February 2000 was the busiest month for daily average Web page hits and files downloaded since April 1999. [MORE...]


PDB at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
A presentation, award, and an exhibition booth were the focus of the PDB's attendance at the 44th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. [MORE...]

Issue 91 of PDB CD-ROM Released
The PDB archive was released on this quarter's CD-ROM set. [MORE...]

Proposal for CORBA standard for Macromolecular Structure Data Submitted
In an activity of interest to the bioinformatics community, the RCSB submitted an initial technology proposal to the Object Management Group (OMG) that defines a CORBA interface for macromolecular structure data. [MORE...]

Molecules of the Quarter
Myoglobin, Bacteriophage phiX174, and DNA Polymerase. [MORE...]

New Publication Analyzing the PDB
Helge Weissig and Phil Bourne of the SDSC-PDB team have published a paper on an analysis of the PDB for trends in data quality and consistency. [MORE...]

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