A worldwide repository of information about the 3D structures of large biological molecules, including proteins and nucleic acids. It contains information about experimentally-determined structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies. The RCSB PDB curates and annotates PDB data according to agreed upon standards. The structures in the archive range from tiny proteins and bits of DNA to complex molecular machines like the ribosome. Users can perform simple or complex queries on the data and analyze and visualize the results. FTP and Web services are also available. RCSB PDB staff are located at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the University of California, San Diego.
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