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Protein Data Bank Opens New Era With Broader Support

Nearly 24,000 molecules and growing, accessible collection advances biology

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Structure of DNA

The structure of DNA in its most common configuration (B-form).

Credit: The Protein Data Bank, ID: 1BNA; Drew, H. R., Wing, R. M., Takano, T., Broka, C., Tanaka, S., Itakura, K., Dickerson, R. E.: Structure of a B-DNA dodecamer: conformation and dynamics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 78 pp. 2179 (1981)

 

Myoglobin

Myoglobin, the first protein structure to be determined at high resolution.

Credit: The Protein Data Bank, ID: 1MBN; Watson, H. C.: The Stereochemistry of the Protein Myoglobin Prog.Stereochem. 4 pp. 299 (1969)

 

Structure of a portion of the bovine prion protein

Structure of a portion of the bovine prion protein, a molecule associated with mad cow disease.

Credit: The Protein Data Bank, ID: 1DX0; Lopez-Garcia, F., Zahn, R., Riek, R., Wuthrich, K.: NMR Structure of the Bovine Prion Protein Proc.Nat.Acad.Sci.USA 97 pp. 8334 (2000)

 

Structure of the largest of the two subunits of the ribosome

Structure of the largest of the two subunits of the ribosome - the 'protein factory' of the cell.

Credit: Source: The Protein Data Bank, ID: 1FFK; Ban, N., Nissen, P., Hansen, J., Moore, P. B., Steitz, T. A.: The Complete Atomic Structure of the Large Ribosomal Subunit at 2.4 A Resolution Science 289 pp. 905 (2000)