The first SARS-CoV-2 structure, main protease (PDB ID 6lu7), was deposited on January 26, 2020 and was immediately biocurated so that it could be included in the earliest possible weekly update of the PDB.
Since then, more than 200 COVID-19-related structures have been submitted to the PDB archive. Each entry has been quickly reviewed and annotated by wwPDB biocurators following these “guiding principles”:
All released SARS-CoV-2 structures and related resources are highlighted at http://RCSB.org/covid19.
A major focus of the development team during the past year has been improvement of the RCSB.org website architecture to significantly revise and improve tools for searching and exploring PDB data. Working remotely, the team has been able to release the next generation of RCSB PDB tools, including search functionality that combines text, sequence, and coordinate queries. Other new and improved features include
These tools can be used to search and analyze SARS-CoV-2 structures in the context of other structures in the PDB, including those from SARS and MERS.
Since then, materials including molecular landscape paintings, downloadable illustrations, and a video demonstrating the effects of hand washing at the molecular level have been released into a Coronavirus Collection at PDB-101.
Newest features include the June Molecule of the Month article on the Coronavirus Spike Protein.
|Snapshot: July 1, 2020|
|165,956||Released atomic coordinate entries|
|153862||Proteins, peptides, and viruses|
|8041||Protein/nucleic acid complexes|