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Structural Views of Biology for Research and Education

Maria Voigt
Shuchismita Dutta
David S. Goodsell
Christine Zardecki
Stephen K. Burley

The Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB, rcsb.org) is an open access resource powered by the Protein Data Bank archive-information about the 3D shapes of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies. As a member of the worldwide Protein Data Bank, the RCSB PDB curates and annotates PDB data. The RCSB PDB enhances the value of the data by creating tools and resources for research and education in molecular biology, structural biology, computational biology, and beyond. PDB-101 is an educational portal (pdb101.rcsb.org) for teachers, students, and the general public that promotes exploration in the world of proteins and nucleic acids. Learning about the diverse shapes and functions of these biological macromolecules helps to understand many aspects of biomedicine and agriculture, from protein synthesis to health and disease to biological energy.

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Institution: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, NJ