Promoting a structural view of biology for varied audiences: an overview of RCSB PDB resources and experiences

Shuchismita Dutta, Christine Zardecki, David S. Goodsell, Helen M. Berman
2010 Journal of Applied Crystallography  
The Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB) supports scientific research and education worldwide by providing an essential resource of information on biomolecular structures. In addition to serving as a deposition, data-processing and distribution center for PDB data, the RCSB PDB offers resources and online materials that different audiences can use to customize their structural biology instruction. These include resources for general audiences that
more » ... sent macromolecular structure in the context of a biological theme, method-based materials for researchers who take a more traditional approach to the presentation of structural science, and materials that mix theme-based and method-based approaches for educators and students. Through these efforts the RCSB PDB aims to enable optimal use of structural data by researchers, educators and students designing and understanding experiments in biology, chemistry and medicine, and by general users making informed decisions about their life and health.
doi:10.1107/s002188981002371x pmid:20877496 pmcid:PMC2943739 fatcat:tumibltfefcxzomabkgef2vkmq