Customize Your RCSB PDB Homepage


Customize the RCSB PDB homepage with different widgets.
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Customize the RCSB PDB homepage with different widgets.

The RCSB PDB homepage is comprised of web widgets that can be moved around, minimized, or hidden so users can create a website that reflects their interests. Frequently-used features can be moved to the top, while less popular items can be hidden or collapsed.

All widgets with a dark blue bar on top can be moved around on the page by dragging the arrow buttons. The options shown in the widget can be collapsed by selecting "Hide".

Select the Customize This Page button from the left menu to choose which sections are displayed.

Options in the default view include:

Featured Molecules

Read the latest descriptions of the RCSB PDB's Molecule of the Month and the PSI SBKB's Featured System.

Latest Structures
Scrolls through a slideshow of individual entries that displays the entry title, image, citation, and a link to the PubMed abstract, if available. Pause the show at any point to read the entire abstract, click to view the entry's Structure Summary page, or go straight to the Jmol view of the entry.

Explore Archive
Tour the PDB archive by "drilling-down" on significant properties of structures like "Organism" and "Polymer type", with just a few clicks. The widget also gives a quick statistical overview of the PDB. Users can browse the charts individually, or view them all together by clicking on the "Show all" link.

New Structures
Links to the latest release, structure papers included in a release, and to the Unreleased Entry Search.

New Features
Scrolls through the latest website features and improvements with links to detailed descriptions.

Read the latest updates and highlights, with links to the Quarterly Newsletter and other publications.

wwPDB News
Updates from are linked in this widget.

FTP Archives
Links to the current FTP archive and to archival snapshots.

Widgets not included in the default view that can be added are:

Download Files
Provides a form on the home page to easily download any number of structures in a variety of formats.

Structure Comparison

Run pairwise structural and sequence alignments.

Sequence Search
Enter a PDB ID or sequence to query for similar sequences.

ADIT Deposition
Provides a quick interface to the RCSB PDB ADIT deposition services. Users can start a new deposition, or continue an existing session.

Select a combination of widgets to display, and then move the widgets around to customize the display.
Structure Summary pages and query result pages can be similarly customized.

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