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Introduction to NCBI Bioinformatics Resources: Structure Information

A concise introduction to the various bioinformatic data available from NCBI.


NCBI Structure


There are many ways to get to a Structure database record. This illustration starts from a Protein record.

If there is an experimentally determined Structure for the protein available, a thumbnail of the structure appears on the right hand side of the record.

This example comes from a the MCM6 gene:

Clicking on the image, you will be presented with the Structure database records associated with this protein:

Choosing the structure for this protein returns the Structure Summary page:

Clicking on the View Structure link will download a file of the structure in .cn3 format.  This can be viewed locally using the Cn3D program available from NCBI.