LPFC: an Internet library of protein family core structures.

  title={LPFC: an Internet library of protein family core structures.},
  author={Ryan Schmidt and Mark B Gerstein and Russ B. Altman},
  journal={Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society},
  volume={6 1},
As the number of protein molecules with known, high-resolution structures increases, it becomes necessary to organize these structures for rapid retrieval, comparison, and analysis. The Protein Data Bank (PDB) currently contains nearly 5,000 entries and is growing exponentially. Most new structures are similar structurally to ones reported previously and can be grouped into families. As the number of members in each family increases, it becomes possible to summarize, statistically, the… CONTINUE READING