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The BioMagResBank (BMRB: is a repository for experimental and derived data gathered from nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic studies of biological molecules. BMRB is a partner in the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB). The BMRB archive consists of four main data depositories: (i) quantitative NMR spectral parameters for proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and ligands or cofactors (assigned chemical shifts, coupling constants and peak lists) and derived data (relaxation parameters, residual dipolar couplings, hydrogen exchange rates, pK(a) values, etc.), (ii) databases for NMR restraints processed from original author depositions available from the Protein Data Bank, (iii) time-domain (raw) spectral data from NMR experiments used to assign spectral resonances and determine the structures of biological macromolecules and (iv) a database of one- and two-dimensional (1)H and (13)C one- and two-dimensional NMR spectra for over 250 metabolites. The BMRB website provides free access to all of these data. BMRB has tools for querying the archive and retrieving information and an ftp site ( where data in the archive can be downloaded in bulk. Two BMRB mirror sites exist: one at the PDBj, Protein Research Institute, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan ( and the other at CERM, University of Florence, Florence, Italy ( The site at Osaka also accepts and processes data depositions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Carbohydrates / chemistry
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Internet
  • Ligands
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular*
  • Nucleic Acids / chemistry
  • Peptides / chemistry
  • Proteins / chemistry
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Carbohydrates
  • Ligands
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Peptides
  • Proteins