What is this database about?
This database provides the macromolecular models of the SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 proteins, as well as structures of the most important human coronavirus interaction partners. The database contains thousands of experimentally determined macromolecular structures - original files as well as newly processed and modelled structures.
All structures have been evaluated. Additionally, some have been reviewed manually, atom by atom (see green check mark at "Refinement"). If we were able to achieve a significant improvement some of the structures in the process, and those improved* models can also be found in the database.
*Of course, this is not a criticism of the outstanding achievements of the original authors; it is about pushing the limits of our modern methods to extract every bit of biological information possible.
Our database is a global and public resource for the macromolecular structures from beta-coronaviruses, particularly SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2. Researchers can use our findings to better understand the viruses and their structures to develop drugs against COVID-19.
Where can I find the database?
The procedures and explanations concerning our research can be found in The Procedure. How to pick a Structure gives help on evaluating structures and Quality Indicators gives an overview of common criteria.
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