PCDDB: the Protein Circular Dichroism Data Bank, a repository for circular dichroism spectral and metadata

Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D480-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1026. Epub 2010 Nov 11.


The Protein Circular Dichroism Data Bank (PCDDB) is a public repository that archives and freely distributes circular dichroism (CD) and synchrotron radiation CD (SRCD) spectral data and their associated experimental metadata. All entries undergo validation and curation procedures to ensure completeness, consistency and quality of the data included. A web-based interface enables users to browse and query sample types, sample conditions, experimental parameters and provides spectra in both graphical display format and as downloadable text files. The entries are linked, when appropriate, to primary sequence (UniProt) and structural (PDB) databases, as well as to secondary databases such as the Enzyme Commission functional classification database and the CATH fold classification database, as well as to literature citations. The PCDDB is available at: http://pcddb.cryst.bbk.ac.uk.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Circular Dichroism* / instrumentation
  • Databases, Protein*
  • Proteins / chemistry*
  • Synchrotrons


  • Proteins