Acta Crystallographica Section D

Biological Crystallography

Volume 58, Part 6 Number 1 (June 2002)


Crystallographic databases

Joint special issue with Acta Crystallographica Section B

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[Preface]
[Issue Author Index][Volume Author Index]
[Cover illustration] Cover illustration: Images from crystallographic databases.

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Acta Cryst. (2002). D58, 879-888  [ doi:10.1107/S090744490200358X ]

Life-science applications of the Cambridge Structural Database

R. Taylor

Synopsis: Molecular geometries and intermolecular interactions observed in small-molecule crystal structures are highly relevant to the drug-design process. A wide variety of examples of the use of CSD data in the modelling of in vivo situations are reviewed.

Online 29 May 2002


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Acta Cryst. (2002). D58, 889-898  [ doi:10.1107/S0907444902003487 ]

The Nucleic Acid Database

H. M. Berman, J. Westbrook, Z. Feng, L. Iype, B. Schneider and C. Zardecki

Synopsis: The architecture and capabilities of the Nucleic Acid Database, as well as some of the research enabled by this resource, are described.

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Acta Cryst. (2002). D58, 899-907  [ doi:10.1107/S0907444902003451 ]

The Protein Data Bank

H. M. Berman, T. Battistuz, T. N. Bhat, W. F. Bluhm, P. E. Bourne, K. Burkhardt, Z. Feng, G. L. Gilliland, L. Iype, S. Jain, P. Fagan, J. Marvin, D. Padilla, V. Ravichandran, B. Schneider, N. Thanki, H. Weissig, J. D. Westbrook and C. Zardecki

Synopsis: The Protein Data Bank is the single worldwide archive of primary structural data of biological macromolecules. This article introduces and describes the goals of the PDB, the systems in place for data deposition and access, how to obtain further information and plans for the future development of the resource.

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Acta Cryst. (2002). D58, 908-915  [ doi:10.1107/S0907444902003906 ]

Protein structure resources

H. Weissig and P. E. Bourne

Synopsis: Web-accessible resources derived from data in the Protein Data Bank are classified and described and URLs are given. They include resources on protein structure and functional classification, links to primary genomic information, protein-protein interactions, protein dynamics and protein-modeling resources.

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Acta Cryst. (2002). D58, 916-920  [ doi:10.1107/S0907444902006686 ]

The Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database: crystallization procedures and strategies

G. L. Gilliland, M. Tung and J. E. Ladner

Synopsis: The web-based Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database (BMCD) is described along with its use in developing crystallization strategies.

Online 29 May 2002


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