The page details how to use The Protein Databank. Once you have opened the website, you might be overwhelmed by the huge number of links. The PDB also has their own tutorial, which is useful if you have the time, and we recommend it. This tutorial can be found on in the center of the page under the link heading "Narrated Tutorial," right above the "Molecule of the Month." Also, you will see on the left hand navigation bar a link to several tutorials.
Our tutorial will be much less formal. The names of proteins on the site are labelled in the form of "1aew" or "1crn" or something similar, if you do not know the protein naming conventions, these are good examples.
- You get to the page of the protein by searching for the name of the protein in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
- The search engine will take you directly to your protein if your search is specific enough; otherwise, it will take you to a listing of proteins which relevant to your search.
- Once you have located the protein you desire, and are on its website, you have several options.
- There are other viewers on the websites, which enable you to see visualizations.
- From this point you only need go to the Program page and enter your protein name to start the program.
The first Tutorial
page has more info on how to run the program. Contact info can be found on the Meet the Team
page, so feel free to send us your questions.