MMDB: Entrez's 3D-structure database

J. Chen
2003 Nucleic Acids Research  
Three-dimensional structures are now known within most protein families and it is likely, when searching a sequence database, that one will identify a homolog of known structure. The goal of Entrez's 3D-structure database is to make structure information and the functional annotation it can provide easily accessible to molecular biologists. To this end, Entrez's search engine provides several powerful features: (i) links between databases, for example between a protein's sequence and structure;
more » ... (ii) precomputed sequence and structure neighbors; and (iii) structure and sequence/structure alignment visualization. Here, we focus on a new feature of Entrez's Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB): Graphical summaries of the biological annotation available for each 3D structure, based on the results of automated comparative analysis. MMDB is available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Entrez/ structure.html. CONTENTS Access
doi:10.1093/nar/gkg086 pmid:12520055 pmcid:PMC165533 fatcat:6olyiaitk5bi3cgjqufknjd234