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Results of the weekly clustering of protein chains in the PDB by BLASTClust at 30%, 40%, 50%, 70%, 90%, 95%, and 100% sequence identity. For more information, see Redundancy in the Protein Data Bank.
Results of the weekly clustering of protein chains in the PDB by cd-hit at 50%, 70%, 90%, and 95% sequence identity.
/sequence/clusters/not_in_clusters.txt Contains nucleic acid chains and short polypeptides of fewer than 20 amino acids, which are not clustered.
/files/split_biol_assembly.txt List of split entries (structures split across multiple PDB files) and their biological assemblies
/fatcat_rigid_pdb_all/fatcat_rigid_pdb_all.txt.gz Data for all vs. all structure alignments for the full PDB archive, as described in Prlic et al Bioinformatics 2010
/protmod/protmod.tsv.gz Protein modification data for the full PDB archive, as described in Gao et al Bioinformatics 2017
Last Updated: April 13, 2010

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