A Portal for Three-dimensional Structural Information about Nucleic Acids
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About the NDB

NDB Members

Helen M. Berman, Ph.D. Rutgers University
Wilma K. Olson, Ph.D. Rutgers University
David Beveridge, Ph.D. Wesleyan University

Current Collaborators:
Neocles B. Leontis, Ph.D. Bowling Green state University
Craig L. Zirbel, Ph.D. Bowling Green state University
Anton I. Petrov, Ph.D. Bowling Green state University
    (current affiliation: European Bioinformatics Institute)
Blake Sweeney, Bowling Green state University

Current NDB members:
John Westbrook, Ph.D. Rutgers University
Buvaneswari Coimbatore Narayanan, Ph.D. Rutgers University
Saheli Ghosh, Rutgers University
Huanwang Yang, Ph.D. Rutgers University

The Goal

The goal of the Nucleic Acid Database Project (NDB) is to archive and distribute structural information about nucleic acids. The NDB was founded in 1992 by Helen M. Berman, Rutgers University, Wilma K. Olson, Rutgers University, and David Beveridge, Wesleyan University.

The NDB Project is funded by the National Institutes of Health and has been funded by National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy in the past.

Questions, Comments, Queries

If you have any questions or comments about the NDB Project, or if you have a special query for the database, please send mail to ndbadmin@ndbserver.rutgers.edu.

The NDB follows the dictionaries and formats used by the Worldwide Protein Data Bank. Please see www.wwpdb.org for format announcements and documentation.


Researchers who wish to use the NDB should use the following references:

Helen M. Berman, Wilma K. Olson, David L. Beveridge, John Westbrook, Anke Gelbin, Tamas Demeny, S.H. Hsieh, A. R. Srinivasan, and Bohdan Schneider. (1992) The Nucleic Acid Database: A Comprehensive Relational Database of Three-Dimensional Structures of Nucleic Acids. Biophys. J., 63, 751-759.

Buvaneswari Coimbatore Narayanan, John Westbrook, Saheli Ghosh, Anton I. Petrov, Blake Sweeney, Craig L. Zirbel, Neocles B. Leontis and Helen M. Berman. (2013) The Nucleic Acid Database: new features and capabilities. Nucleic Acids Res.42, D114-22.