Personalize the RCSB PDB


Set up a MyPDB account to create a personalized version of the RCSB PDB that is accessible from any computer.

Use the MyPDB widget in the left-hand menu to create an account and then log in to access stored setting and functionalities:

  • Saved Query Manager. Use MyPDB to store any type of structure search, such as keyword, sequence, ligand, and any composite query built with Advanced Search. These queries can be run at any time with the click of a button.  For example, users who frequently search for zinc finger motif using Advanced Search (Sequence Features>Sequence Motif=CX{2,4}CX{12}HX{3,5}H) can store the search in MyPDB, name it "zinc finger," and then run the query at any time.
  • Stored searches can also be set to run with each update. Email alerts (weekly or monthly) will be sent when new PDB entries matching the search are released.
  • Personal Annotations. Users can save personal annotations and notes on the Structure Summary tab of any PDB entry, and can add structures to a "favorites list". The Personal Annotations summary page provides easy access to all of these tagged structures and annotations.
  • User Account. Personal information (name, email address, account password, country, user type) can be updated at any time. All MyPDB account information is kept private and secure.

Saved Query Manager Features. A) After saving a search to MyPDB, name it by clicking on the words "User Query" providing a more descriptive label. B) The manager can be used to change email notification settings, run queries, and delete saved searches.

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