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Structural Genomics News: PSI Highlighted Structures, Technical Advances, and Assessment

The RCSB PDB Structural Genomics Information Portal offers online tools, summary reports, and target information related to structural genomics. This site also links to new features from the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI). The PSI Structures of the Month highlights recent structures solved by the current centers, while the PSI Technical Highlights describes methods developed by researchers to streamline the structure determination process. These features include links to related information, such as PDB structure summaries, published papers, and center Web sites.

To date, the overall PSI effort has resulted in nearly 2,500 structures of which 70 percent share less than 30 percent of their sequence with known proteins. Methods and tools developed during the first phase of the PSI have been incorporated into the centers' structural genomics pipelines and adopted by structural biology labs worldwide.

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Molecules of the Quarter

The Molecule of the Month series explores the function and significance of selected biological macromolecules for a general audience. The molecules featured this quarter were Clathrin  by G.T. Johnson and D.S. Goodsell, Aconitase and Iron Regulatory Protein 1, and Fatty Acid Synthase. The complete Molecule of the Month features are accessible from www.pdb.org.