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
Educators Guide and Resources for PDB