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    Here you will find a collection of databases and resources of potential interest to light-sources users.

  • Protein DataBank: the single worldwide repository of information about the 3D structures of large biological molecules, including proteins and nucleic acids.
  • Protein DataBank Europe: the European resource for the collection, organisation and dissemination of data on biological macromolecular structures.
  • Biomolecular Object Network Database: a bioinformatics databank containing information on small molecule and protein sequences, structures and interactions.
  • Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Network Database: a repository of experimentally determined organic and metal-organic crystal structures.
  • EC Enzyme Database: a repository of information relative to the nomenclature of enzymes.
  • Heavy-Atom Databank: contains information on the preparation and characterisation of heavy-atom derivatives of protein crystals.
  • ModBase: a database of comparative protein structure models.
  • Nucleic Acid Database: a repository of three-dimensional structural information about nucleic acids.
  • PDBsum: a pictorial database that provides an at-a-glance overview of the contents of each 3D structure deposited in the Protein Data Bank.
  • Reciprocal Net: a distributed crystallography network for researchers, students and the general public.
  • Hugo Gene Nomenclature Committee: the only worldwide authority that assigns standardised nomenclature to human genes.
  • Virtual Library on Genetics: a library of resources relevant to genomic science.
  • Entrez, The Life Sciences Search Engine: a cross-database search engine for resources related to life sciences.
  • National Center for Genome Resources: contains bioinformatic resources for research communities.
  • ExPASy: SIB Bioinformatics Resource Portal: provides access to scientific databases and software tools in different areas of life sciences, including: proteomics, genomics, phylogeny, systems biology, population genetics, transcriptomics, and more.
  • CAZy: Carbohydrate Active enZYmes Database: describes the families of structurally-related catalytic and carbohydrate-binding modules (or functional domains) of enzymes that degrade, modify, or create glycosidic bonds.

 

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