DOE Human Genome Program Contractor-Grantee
157. Our Vision for the New Protein Data Bank
Helen Berman1, John Westbrook1, Kyle Burkhardt1, Zukang Feng1 Shri Jain1, Rachel Kramer1, Bohdan Schneider1, Christine Zardecki1, Peter Arzberger2, Phil Bourne2, John Badger2, Helge Weissig2, Gary L. Gilliland3, Phoebe Fagan3, Diane Hancock3, Narmada Thanki3, and Gregory B. Vasquez3
1Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 2San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA, and 3National Institute of Standards And Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
On October 1, 1998, the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) became responsible for the management of the Protein Data Bank (PDB). The RCSB members are Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the San Diego Supercomputer Center of the University of California, San Diego, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The vision of the RCSB (http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/) is to enable new science by providing accurate, consistent, and well-annotated structure data via the application and development of modern information technology. Data is deposited and processed by the RCSB using an integrated dataprocessing system called ADIT (the AutoDep Input Tool). Adit provides rapid and reliable data processing, and is also being used to revisit all existing structures in the PDB to create a more uniform archive. The RCSB has also developed a query and reporting interface to search across the PDB archive. Searches and reports can be generated for single or multiple structures. As the quality of the data improves, the reliability of the query results will improve. These systems and plans for extending the capabilities of the new PDB will be described.
This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and two units of the National Institutes of Health: the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Library of Medicine.
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