3DBbrowse is now available from PDB

Nancy O. Manning oeder at NOB.PDB.BNL.GOV
Fri Aug 2 20:48:33 EST 1996


3DBbrowse is now available: http://pdb.pdb.bnl.gov/3DBbrowser.html
  or from PDB Web page "Searching and Browsing the PDB".
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A new Web based browser, 3DBbrowse, makes now even simpler to
search and retrieve data from the Protein Data Bank (PDB).

The version of 3DBbrowse that is right now available on the Web
allows the user to rapidly search through the contents of the entire
PDB Archive for entries obeying certain constraints. A full text
search (based on the Glimpse indexing and query system) can be made
for any string appearing in the text of a PDB entry.

A unique browsing tool:
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3DB will perform for you the searches that before you used to do with

  o PDB's WWW Browser
  o Pending/Waiting List keyword search
  o On Hold List keyword search
  o Bibliographic header keyword search of all released entries


A fast start:
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For a quick try enter zinc in the 'Full text query of PDB data' field
and press 'Start a search'.

User annotations:
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In this new PDB era, users have the ability of annotate entries, adding
textual or graphic information to make clear and/or complete the existing
deposited information. Rasmol scripts are one of these annotation types.
Starting from version 2.6, Rasmol accepts on-line scripts,
describing the starting configuration for displaying a given PDB file.

An explanation of what to do is at http://www.pdb.bnl.gov/rasmime.html
A nice example on the 1ACJ PDB "Atlas" page.


If you have suggestions or comments on this or another PDB tools,
we would like to hear from you: pdbhelp at bnl.gov

Dr. Jaime Prilusky
Head, PDB Data Base Development Group

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Additional information on

1. The Protein Data Bank: Current Status and Future Challenges
   http://pdb.pdb.bnl.gov/papers/IUCr/
2. Glimpse http://glimpse.cs.arizona.edu
3. 3DB database http://www.pdb.bnl.gov/opmbrowser.html

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