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Number 18 Summer 2003 Published quarterly by the Protein Data Bank

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June 15, 2003

21,248 Released atomic coordinate entries

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  • 1,199 nucleic acids
  • 880 protein/nucleic acid complexes
  • 18 carbohydrates

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  • 18,010 diffraction and other
  • 9,629 structure factor files
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