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Over 10000 structures solved by NMR in the PDB!

The Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB; http://wwpdb.org) is excited to announce that the number of structures available in the PDB archive determined using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has passed the 10,000 mark!

Since the first biomacromolecular NMR structure was archived in 1989, the number of NMR-derived structures in the PDB has grown steadily. Last year alone over 500 new NMR structures were deposited, more than in the first 10 years of NMR depositions combined. Today, NMR-derived structures account for more than 10% of the PDB archive which itself will reach the 100,000 structure mark in 2014.

You can read more about this milestone achievement and learn about the dedicated databases, tools and services that help make this wealth of structural information accessible to the scientific community at http://wwpdb.org

More details in the PDB news item to be found here.

On behalf of the wwPDB

Aleksandras Gutmanas
Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe)

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And the following article describing the WeNMR portals should be cited:
Wassenaar et al. (2012). WeNMR: Structural Biology on the Grid.J. Grid. Comp., 10:743-767.


The WeNMR Virtual Research Community has been the first to be officially recognized by the EGI.

European Union

WeNMR is an e-Infrastructure project funded under the 7th framework of the EU. Contract no. 261572

WestLife, the follow up project of WeNMR is a Virtual Research Environment e-Infrastructure project funded under Horizon 2020. Contract no. 675858