International Tables for Crystallography

The Worldwide Protein Data Bank
H. M. Berman, K. Henrick, G. Kleywegt, H. Nakamura and J. Markley. International Tables for Crystallography (2012). Vol. F, ch. 24.1, pp. 827-832  [ doi:10.1107/97809553602060000896 ]


The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is the single, freely available, global archive of structural data for biological macromolecules. It is maintained by the wwPDB consortium consisting of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB PDB), the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe), the PDB Japan (PDBj) and the BioMagResBank (BMRB). This chapter describes the organization of the wwPDB, the systems in place for data deposition, annotation and distribution, and a summary of the services provided by the wwPDB member sites.

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International Tables for Crystallography is the definitive resource and reference work for crystallography. The series consists of eight volumes and comprises articles and tables of data relevant to crystallographic research and to applications of crystallographic methods in all sciences concerned with the structure and properties of materials.