The worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB): ensuring a single, uniform archive of PDB data

H. Berman, K. Henrick, H. Nakamura, J. L. Markley
2007 Nucleic Acids Research  
The worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB) is the international collaboration that manages the deposition, processing and distribution of the PDB archive. The online PDB archive is a repository for the coordinates and related information for more than 38 000 structures, including proteins, nucleic acids and large macromolecular complexes that have been determined using X-ray crystallography, NMR and electron microscopy techniques. The founding members of the wwPDB are RCSB PDB (USA), MSD-EBI
more » ... e) and PDBj (Japan) [H.M. Berman, K. Henrick and H. Nakamura (2003) Nature Struct. Biol., 10, 980]. The BMRB group (USA) joined the wwPDB in 2006. The mission of the wwPDB is to maintain a single archive of macromolecular structural data that are freely and publicly available to the global community. Additionally, the wwPDB provides a variety of services to a broad community of users. The wwPDB website at http://www.wwpdb. org/ provides information about services provided by the individual member organizations and about projects undertaken by the wwPDB.
doi:10.1093/nar/gkl971 pmid:17142228 pmcid:PMC1669775 fatcat:bukrvoz4dfdgda3vsb4df4rkgy