An Archive and a Tool: PDB and PyMOL

  • Tim Skern
Part of the Learning Materials in Biosciences book series (LMB)


This chapter will first introduce you to the freely accessible data bank of protein structures (the “PDB”) and show you how to search, access, and understand the information within it. The second half presents a tool, PyMOL, with which you can start to visualize and analyze the data stored in the PDB.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Skern
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  1. 1.Max F. Perutz LaboratoriesMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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