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Macromolecular Structure Database (MSD)
Title: Macromolecular Structure Database (MSD)
Title abbreviated: MSD
Creator: European Molecular Biology Laboratory = EMBL / European Bioinformatics Institute = EBI <Cambridge>
Abstract: The EBI Macromolecular Structure Database (EMSD) is the European Project for the management and distribution of data on macromolecular structures. We are based on the Wellcome Trust Genome campus, next to the beautiful village of Hinxton, approximately ten miles south of Cambridge, UK. Our goal is to improve the consistency and quality of the world archive of data on macromolecular structures by integrating current database and informatics technologies with a solid core of expertise in structural biology. The MSD group is principally involved with the data associated with macromolecular structure associated with the metabolism of living organisms, that is, the atomic coordinates of proteins, nucleic acids and molecules that bind with these. We also maintain links to protein sequence information, textual information from scientific publications and a number of derived properties that augment the macromolecular structure information. The macromolecular coordinate data is collectively known as the "protein structure databank" (PDB) although we provide far more information by providing a searchable database of this and links to other information. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Audience: Experts
Language: English
Format: website; database
Resource type: Factual databases
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2006-11-01
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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