PDBsum: Structural summaries of PDB entries

Protein Sci. 2018 Jan;27(1):129-134. doi: 10.1002/pro.3289. Epub 2017 Oct 27.


PDBsum is a web server providing structural information on the entries in the Protein Data Bank (PDB). The analyses are primarily image-based and include protein secondary structure, protein-ligand and protein-DNA interactions, PROCHECK analyses of structural quality, and many others. The 3D structures can be viewed interactively in RasMol, PyMOL, and a JavaScript viewer called 3Dmol.js. Users can upload their own PDB files and obtain a set of password-protected PDBsum analyses for each. The server is freely accessible to all at: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/pdbsum.

Keywords: 3D protein structure; PDB; PDBsum; enzymes; molecular interactions; protein database; protein structure analysis; schematic diagrams.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Protein*
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
  • Internet*
  • Models, Molecular*
  • Protein Structure, Secondary*
  • Software*