31 May 2018
The Protein Data Bank (PDB) archive contains more than just proteins, many PDB entries also contain RNA, and finding them has just become a whole lot easier in the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe).
RNA is vital to life, it carries both the genetic code and amino acids to the ribosome, where the RNA catalyses the synthesis of proteins. But it’s the ‘poor cousin’ to proteins in the PDB, lacking much of the standard naming and classification that proteins enjoy. This makes it difficult to find, for example, all the transfer RNAs. Read more