wwPDB Deposition Tool Replaces ADIT for Crystal Structures


As announced in January, ADIT will be retired on July 19, 2015 for structures determined using X-ray crystallography. Any in-progress ADIT X-ray deposition sessions need to be completed before that time.

wwPDB launched the Deposition Tool for structures determined using X-ray crystallography on January 27, 2014 as part of a new Deposition and Annotation System. Using this system, more than 7,600 structures have been deposited and annotated, and more than 3,500 structures released in the archive.

Features of the new system include use of the PDBx/mmCIF data format, which produces more uniform data; the ability to replace data files pre- and post-deposition; enhanced communication; improved annotation; and geometric and experimental data checking based on recommendations from expert task forces. Detailed information and video tutorials are available.

ADIT will continue to accept depositions from other experimental methods. Deposition tools for NMR and 3DEM are being developed by the wwPDB.

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