BioMagResBank (BMRB) is the publicly-accessible depository for NMR results from peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids recognized by the International Society of Magnetic Resonance and by the IUPAC-IUBMB-IUPAB Inter-Union Task Group on the Standardization of Data Bases of Protein and Nucleic Acid Structures Determined by NMR Spectroscopy. In addition, BMRB provides reference information and maintains a collection of NMR pulse sequences and computer software for biomolecular NMR. Access to data in BMRB is free directly from its web site (URL http://www.bmrb.wisc.edu) and ftp site (ftp.bmrb.wisc.edu) and will remain so as public funding permits. The concept of a biomolecular NMR data bank developed under a five-year research grant awarded to the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. This grant was phased out after that period, and a Request for Applications was issued by the NIH for future support of this activity. BMRB at t
he University of Wisconsin-Madison won this competition, has been supported since 1 September 1996 by the National Library of Medicine, NIH under grant 1 P41 LM05799. The current award for five years expires on 31 August 2004.
In collaboration with the Protein Data Bank (PDB, Brookhaven National Laboratories) and Nucleic Acid Data Bank (NDB, Rutgers University), BMRB aims to develop into the collection site for structural NMR data in proteins and nucleic acids. Steps are being taken at BMRB to achieve this capability, which will include transmission of all relevant data to the PDB and NDB collections. In addition, BMRB has the goal of archiving NMR-specific data including assigned chemical shifts, J-couplings, relaxation rates, and chemical information derived from NMR investigations (for example, hydrogen exchange rates and pKa values). In developing these collections BMRB intends to be responsive to the needs and priorities of the scientific community. The operating policy at BMRB is monitored and shaped by its Advisory Board which meets once each year to review progress and set priorities. The Advisory Board is composed of representatives from laboratories that originate and/or use data within the BMRB p
Summary by 张怡 on 2003-07-04
Last updated by 李晓霞 on 2004-09-09