RCSB PDB Reference in the Top 100


The primary reference for the RCSB PDB has been included in Nature's list of the 100 most-cited papers as tracked by the Web of Science.

The Protein Data Bank
Helen M. Berman, John Westbrook, Zukang Feng, Gary Gilliland, T. N. Bhat, Helge Weissig, Ilya N. Shindyalov, Philip E. Bourne
Nucleic Acids Research (2000) 28 (1): 235-242. doi: 10.1093/nar/28.1.235

This article, the first of many publications from the RCSB PDB, announced the new systems put in place for deposition, validation, and exploration of PDB data.  The partnerships for data deposition described in the article continue to this day, now formalized with the Worldwide Protein Data Bank collaboration. Since the time of the article, RCSB PDB systems for data distribution and exploration have grown and expanded to provide access to the more than 100,000 structures that are distributed in the archive and to support our growing and diverse user community (Rose et al. 2013; Rose et al. 2011).

Recently, a reflection and review of the original paper appeared online in The Winnower.

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