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The Structural Biology Knowledgebase (SBKB) is a free, comprehensive resource produced in a collaboration between the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG). The site offers you an easy way of keeping abreast of developments both by the PSI and more generally in the fields of structural genomics and structural biology.

The SBKB serves as a continually updated portal to research data and other resources from the PSI. NPG provides a monthly update with synopses of important research advances, recent additions to a categorized library of research articles, as well as news and events in structural biology. You can register to receive a monthly email newsletter and subscribe to our RSS feeds.

The Protein Structure Initiative

The PSI is a federal, university, and industry effort aimed at dramatically reducing the costs and lessening the time it takes to determine a three-dimensional protein structure. The long-range goal of the PSI is to make the three-dimensional atomic-level structures of most proteins easily obtainable from knowledge of their corresponding DNA sequences. The PSI strives to gain biological insights from new structures and to help the broad biomedical research community make use of PSI research findings. For more information, please visit our About PSI page.

Nature Publishing Group

NPG is the scientific publishing arm of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, combining the excellence of Nature, Nature Research Journals, Nature Review Journals and NPG Academic Journals. In recent years, NPG's presence in the scientific and medical communities has been further enhanced by the launch of many new online resources that provide users with easy access to research results, news, events, and job lists, together with features that facilitate communications and social interactions between scientists.

The Editors at Nature Publishing Group appreciate the central importance of structural biology research to molecular and cell biology as well as therapeutic development. The collaboration with PSI to publish the SBKB builds on a strong publication record in structural biology and further cements NPG's links with the research community.


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