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Improved Access to Small Molecule Information

10/11

BIRD Summary pages, accessible from the Small Molecules widget on an entry's Structure Summary Page, offer images, high level details, and links to reference files for the small molecules described in the wwPDB Chemical Component Dictionary.

These pages now offer summaries for the peptide-like antibiotic and inhibitor molecules described in the wwPDB Biologically Interesting molecule Reference Dictionary (BIRD), including BIRD class, compound details, and description. Examples of structures contained in BIRD include actinomycin D and vanomycin.

3D visualization of small molecules is now offered using the NGL viewer.

For small molecule drugs (e.g., Nelfinavir), summary pages now offer information from DrugBank.

RCSB PDB News ImageAccess the summary page for actinomycin D by selecting PRD_000001.