Download the 2014 Annual Report (PDF) for an overview of data deposition, query, outreach, and education activities.
This review highlights many RCSB PDB accomplishments, including support for large structures, the new Gene View illustrating correspondences between the human genome and 3D structure, and the HIV Video Challenge for high school students.
wwPDB efforts, including deposition statistics and the common Deposition & Annotation System, are also highlighted.
These bulletins provide a yearly snapshot of RCSB PDB activities and the state of the PDB archive. This edition, the RCSB PDB's fifteenth, is available as a PDF download. If you would like a printed copy, please send your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RCSB PDB Poster Prize is awarded for the best student poster presentations at selected meetings. Recipients receive an educational book.
Many thanks to the judges (Barry Finzel, Ray Salemme, Blaine Mooers) and to Marcia Colquhoun and the ACA.
An interactive viewer animates RCSB PDB's popular Molecular Machinery poster in 3D.
In 2014, Molecular Machinery: A Tour of the Protein Data Bank was published to celebrate the milestone 100,000 entries released in the PDB archive. Ninety-six structures illustrate the vast range of molecular shapes and sizes in the PDB. These structures are depicted relative to the cellular membrane and organized in categories related to function. A scale bar provides a sense of molecular size in nanometers.
The interactive view of Molecular Machinery lets users select a structure, access the entry in 3D using Protein Viewer (PV; requires WebGL enabled), read a brief summary of the molecule's biological role, and access the corresponding PDB entry and Molecule of the Month column.
Users can highlight structures in the Molecular Machinery viewer based on functional category. For instance, selecting "Blood Plasma" from the right menu highlights the structures shown that are involved with transporting nutrients and defending against injury.
The "Auto Mode" option will automatically launch a tour of the structures, highlighting the different categories of structures and the individual examples. The 3D view uses PV to rotate the molecule, use different depiction styles, and zoom in/out of the molecule. This mode can be used as a screensaver or as a kiosk display.
Users can access the Molecular Machinery Viewer from mm.rcsb.org and from the Educational Resources > Animations section of PDB-101. This viewer was designed and developed by Robert Lowe, Maria Voigt, and David S. Goodsell.
PDB-101 resources promote exploration in the world of proteins and nucleic acids for teachers, students, and the general public. A video tour highlights some of the different features available.
Recently added features include the interactive Molecular Machinery viewer and the GFP paper model.
Other PDB-101 resources include:
To visit PDB-101 from the main RCSB PDB site, click on the blackboard PDB-101 logo. This view offers easy navigation: select any Molecule of the Month article from the top bar pulldown menu or choose one of the tabs to jump to other sections. Select the blue RCSB PDB logo from the top of the page at any time to return to the main website.