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Data Deposition Tools


You may search HET groups using Ligand Expo. If your HET groups are NOT new, you should use the existent ones.

Check sequence database references for proteins or nucleic acids in your structure at UniProtKB. The author is encouraged to submit their sequence information via SPIN (the UniProtKB submission tool) for directly sequenced proteins, or vir submission tools provided by INSDC members (SAKURA at DDBJ, Webin at EMBL, BankIt at GenBank) if the nucleotide sequence is available.


Before you deposit the structure data, validate your structure using the validation server at PDBj.

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After you validate your structure data, deposit your structure using the structure deposition tool ADIT at PDBj or ADIT-NMR at PDBj (for NMR studies). For other deposition servers at wwPDB member sites, please visit from the wwPDB web site.



For small peptide structures solved by NMR, you can use SMSDep at BMRB.

Structures solved by electron microscopy should have their maps deposited to either the EMDep at PDBe or RCSB first, permitting the user to supply the EMD-id as an associated entry with their ADIT deposition.

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wwPDB annotator will send the letter which includes validation summary, question about your entry, etc. to the contact authors. The authors need email communication with wwPDB annotator in English.

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Effective February 6, 2013, coordinates and experimental data deposited in the PDB will follow the same release status. (wwPDB News...)

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