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A growing repository of the vast array of databases and online tools in the field of biology and its sub-disciplines. Includes extended descriptions of each resource and links to tutorials.

Protein Data Bank

The Protein Data Bank is a database of proteins and nucleic acids. The site offerers scientists and educators the ability to both upload new information on known sequences and proteins or completely novel entities, and download sequence and other scientific information as well. The database allows for searching based on sequence, function, ligand, and drug targets as well as offering visual representations of the 3D structure of proteins, the pathways they are involved in, mechanism of drug and ligand interaction, and where their sequence lies on human chromosomes.


Operating Institution(s): Rutgers University, University of San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of San Francisco

Supporting Institutions: National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Energy Office of Science


Help Topics

Educators Guide and Resources for PDB





Created: 5/13/2019

Reviewed: 5/14/2019

Revised: 5/14/2019