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Figure 3
PDBlogos and PDBprints. (a) PDBlogos are stylized icons that convey important information about a PDB entry. For example, these two PDBlogos signify that the biomacromolecule in an entry derives from a fungus and that the structure was determined by X-ray crystallography, respectively. (b) By default, PDBlogos are shown on a green background (although this may be set to a different colour on external websites). However, sometimes the background will be grey: this signifies that either the feature symbolized by the PDBlogo is absent or that the underlying data are not available, not published or not deposited. For instance, these two PDBlogos show that an entry does not contain any nucleic acid molecules and that the structure has not (yet) been published, respectively. (c) A PDBprint for a PDB entry is a collection of PDBlogos displayed in a specific order, where each icon represents a well defined category of information (see text). This PDBprint shows immediately that PDB entry 1cbs is a published crystal structure of a heterologously expressed human protein in complex with a ligand for which the experimental diffraction data have beeen deposited. To help users familiarize themselves with the meaning of PDBlogos, tool tips are presented.

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