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New Publication: PDBx/mmCIF Ecosystem

06/28 wwPDB News

An article on the PDBx/mmCIF Ecosystem is part of the <I>Journal of Molecular Biology special issue on Computational Resources for Molecular Biology 2022' class='img-responsive' style='width: 200px;'>An article on the PDBx/mmCIF Ecosystem is part of the Journal of Molecular Biology's special issue on Computational Resources for Molecular Biology 2022

A new article by the wwPDB and the PDBx/mmCIF Working Group describes the community-driven data representation for structural biology data that is critical to the PDB archive. It describes file standards and governance, and summarizes software tools for data processing and checking.

PDBx/mmCIF Ecosystem: Foundational Semantic Tools for Structural Biology
John D. Westbrook, Jasmine Y. Young, Chenghua Shao, Zukang Feng, Vladimir Guranovic, Catherine L. Lawson, Brinda Vallat, Paul D. Adams, John M. Berrisford, Gerard Bricogne, Kay Diederichs, Robbie P. Joosten, Peter Keller, Nigel W. Moriarty, Oleg V. Sobolev, Sameer Velankar, Clemens Vonrhein, David G. Waterman, Genji Kurisu, Helen M. Berman, Stephen K. Burley, Ezra Peisach
(2022) Journal of Molecular Biology 434: 167599 doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2022.167599

This article is dedicated to John D. Westbrook, whose work established the PDBx/mmCIF data dictionary and format as the foundation of the modern Protein Data Bank (PDB) archive (wwPDB.org).

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