The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe): bringing structure to biology

Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2011 Apr;67(Pt 4):324-30. doi: 10.1107/S090744491004117X. Epub 2011 Mar 18.


The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) is the European partner in the Worldwide PDB and as such handles depositions of X-ray, NMR and EM data and structure models. PDBe also provides advanced bioinformatics services based on data from the PDB and related resources. Some of the challenges facing the PDB and its guardians are discussed, as well as some of the areas on which PDBe activities will focus in the future (advanced services, ligands, integration, validation and experimental data). Finally, some recent developments at PDBe are described.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Protein*
  • Ligands
  • Proteins / analysis*
  • Proteins / chemistry
  • Proteins / metabolism


  • Ligands
  • Proteins