NEW SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT
roser at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Apr 2 08:49:18 EST 2003
New MSD Services Announcement: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/msd/Services.html
The EBI/MSD database group have now made available search
interfaces to the Oracle data warehouse derived from the PDB
These include a relatively simple text search system, MSDlite;
a drag&drop interface MSDpro that allows users to create their
own query structure; and a PDB ligand environment interface, MSDsite.
Each interface produces a result hit list of multiple PDB ID codes
which can then be viewed using an EBI/MSD extension to the
AstexViewer that integrates sequence, structure and properties into
the one package. The results of a search can be viewed and
manipulated in groups of structures rather than in a one-by-one
sequential manner, thus allowing for the ready visualisation of
similarities and differences in the retrieved structures.
The data warehouse and search facilities are beta systems and contain
about 19,500 PDB entries.
The Lite search system interface does not require java, although to
view results within the structure viewer it is necessary to have
version Java 1.1 or higher. This limitation is met by the minimum
installation of all known versions of popular browsers. The
drag&drop interface inlcudes XML/Soap based webservices and requires
Java 1.4 installed in your browser. Instructions to install Java 1.4
will be automatically shown if your browser is not enabled.
Access to the new systems is via: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/msd/Services.html
Please Note: For all systems 'about' and 'help' facilities are
available on each web page and within a service these are usually
specific to the page you are working on.
This work is funded in part by the Wellcome Trust, and the EU (TEMBLOR).
Macromolecular Structure Database
European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
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