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Response to On prompt update of literature references in the Protein Data Bank


aDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 174 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA, bPDBe, European Molecular Biology Laboratory–European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK, cPDBj, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, 3-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan, and dBioMagResBank, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
*Correspondence e-mail: berman@rcsb.rutgers.edu

(Received 7 June 2014; accepted 12 September 2014; online 30 September 2014)

The wwPDB responds to the article On the prompt update of literature references in the Protein Data Bank [Wlodawer (2014)[Wlodawer, A. (2014). Acta Cryst. D70, 2779.], Acta Cryst. D70, 2779].

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First citationWlodawer, A. (2014). Acta Cryst. D70, 2779.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar

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