The Structural Classification of Proteins (SCOP) database provides a detailed and comprehensive description of the relationships of all known proteins structures. The classification is on hierarchical levels: the first two levels, family and superfamily, describe near and far evolutionary relationships; the third, fold, describes geometrical relationships. The distinction between evolutionary relationships and those that arise from the physics and chemistry of proteins is a feature that is unique to this database, so far. The database can be used as a source of data to calibrate sequence search algorithms and for the generation of population statistics on protein structures. The database and its associated files are freely accessible from a number of WWW sites mirrored from URL http://scop. mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/scop/
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Mesh terms: Algorithms | Databases, Factual | Evolution, Molecular | Information Storage and Retrieval | Internet | Protein Conformation | Protein Folding | Proteins | Sequence Alignment | Sequence Homology, Amino Acid | Statistics as Topic
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