QuickPDB - A Sequence/Structure Search and Display Java Applet
Ilya Shindyalov and Phil Bourne
We are pleased to announce the availability of the Java applet QuickPDB.
QuickPDB is a lightweight applet with two major functions:
(i) Find a structure in the PDB based upon a text or sequence search.
(ii) Render that structure with ability to mark up fragments in sequence
and see them accordingly in structure view.
QuickPDB accesses the most current (nightly updated) version of the PDB
database located on San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) servers and
uses the new index-based database structure for fast search and retrieval
which was developed at SDSC (see Bourne P.E., Shindyalov I.N. "LOCAL
MACROMOLECULAR STRUCTURE DATABASE FOR CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC LABORATORIES",
XVII Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of
QuickPDB is the first of a series of applets for the analysis of
macromolecules which we hope to release. The applets will rely on
the generic class structure developed by the authors which implements
API's to a variety of biological databases.
Comments are welcome. Send comments to bourne at sdsc.edu.
This work is supported by National Science Foundation through grants
BIR-9507625 and ASC 8902825.