This is a quick post to update you on events & news items that I’ve gathered that are associated with the Protein Data Bank and other protein resources.
- We recently received a suggestion for the RCSB PDB through twitter:
Well , you are in luck, @27andaphd! I talked to someone on the PDB team and they have you covered with the toolbar, as described in this Summer 2010 newsletter item: Search the RCSB PDB in Your Web Browser
- The Structural Biology KnowledgeBase, or SBKB, is a sister database to the RCSB PDB, and last Thursday they released version 4.0 of the SBKB. I’ve been checking out the release & it looks good – they’ve organized categories of information and resources into “hubs”, such as a Structural Targets Hub, a Sequence, Structure, & Function Hub, a Methods Hub, and more. I’m in the process now of updating our sponsored (free) SBKB tutorial now, but you may want to check out the release & see what’s new.
- Some of you may be aware that the PDB recently celebrated “four decades of innovation in structural biology with the wwPDB” at the PDB40 Symposium October 28-30, 2011 at CSHL. Lots of events occurred, but there’s one celebration posting by Tommy Carstensen that is a favorite of mine, both because it is cool & because I like Glenn Miller music: In the mood for some LEGO DNA to celebrate PDB40?
- We’ll have more exciting news items soon, so stay tuned!
The Structural Biology KnowledgeBase (SBKB): http://www.sbkb.org/
The Protein Data Bank (PDB) http://www.pdb.org/
OpenHelix’s free introductory tutorial on the SBKB: http://www.openhelix.com/sbkb
OpenHelix’s free introductory tutorial on the PDB: http://www.openhelix.com/pdb