New system for archiving integrative structures

Acta Crystallogr D Struct Biol. 2021 Dec 1;77(Pt 12):1486-1496. doi: 10.1107/S2059798321010871. Epub 2021 Nov 29.


Structures of many complex biological assemblies are increasingly determined using integrative approaches, in which data from multiple experimental methods are combined. A standalone system, called PDB-Dev, has been developed for archiving integrative structures and making them publicly available. Here, the data standards and software tools that support PDB-Dev are described along with the new and updated components of the PDB-Dev data-collection, processing and archiving infrastructure. Following the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) principles, PDB-Dev ensures that the results of integrative structure determinations are freely accessible to everyone.

Keywords: IHM-dictionary; PDB-Dev; PDBx/mmCIF; data standards; integrative modeling.

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Protein*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Protein Conformation*
  • Proteins / chemistry*


  • Proteins