Promoting a structural view of biology for varied audiences: An overview of RCSB PDB resources and experiences

Shuchismita Dutta, Christine Zardecki, David S. Goodsell, Helen M. Berman

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Abstract

The Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB) supports scientific research and education worldwide by providing an essential resource of information on biomolecular structures. In addition to serving as a deposition, data-processing and distribution center for PDB data, the RCSB PDB offers resources and online materials that different audiences can use to customize their structural biology instruction. These include resources for general audiences that present macromolecular structure in the context of a biological theme, method-based materials for researchers who take a more traditional approach to the presentation of structural science, and materials that mix theme-based and method-based approaches for educators and students. Through these efforts the RCSB PDB aims to enable optimal use of structural data by researchers, educators and students designing and understanding experiments in biology, chemistry and medicine, and by general users making informed decisions about their life and health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1224-1229
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
Volume43
Issue number5 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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