Type: Data File
Acronym: Protein Data Bank File
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Contains 3D coordinates of atoms present in a protein or other chemical compound; standard format used by RCSB (Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics) to study the 3D structure of biological macromolecules. PDB files can typically be viewed within a Web browser that has a molecular viewer plugin installed.