Use Ligand Expo When Depositing Structures with Ligands
Ligand Expo (ligand-expo.rcsb.org)
accesses chemical and structural information about all small molecule
components found in PDB entries. It is based upon the Chemical Component Dictionary
maintained by the wwPDB.
Ligand Expo can search the Chemical Component Dictionary using uploaded data files (e.g., PDB, MOL/SDF, Refmac/Phenix monomer library (mmCIF)); chemical name; formula; SMILES string; and ID code.
Searches for instances of ligands associated with macromolecular structures can also be performed at www.pdb.org using a variety of options, including the top bar Chemical Name/ID search, Advanced Search, and the Chemical Structure Search. Users can then explore the ligand structures and the related PDB entries. Online screencasts are available at the RCSB PDB site to help users explore these features.