File Format Documentation

  • PDBx/mmCIF Dictionary Resources at mmcif.wwpdb.org

  • PDBML/XML - version 4.0 as of Jul 2011

  • PDB File Format - Contents Guide Version 3.30 (Nov. 21, 2012)
  • PDB File Format - Contents Guide Version 3.20 (Sept 15, 2008) Version 3.20 Changes from 3.1 Guide (Sept 15, 2008)
  • Version 3.15 Changes from 3.20 Guide (Nov 18, 2008)
  • PDB File Format - Contents Guide Version 3.1 (Feb 2008 for data released after Aug 1, 2007) This document lists changes from version 2.3
  • PDB File Format - Contents Guide Version 3.0 (Mar 2007 for 2007 remediation)
  • PDB File Format - Contents Guide Version 2.3 (Jul 09, 1998 for data released 1998 - Jul 2007)
  • The original Protein Data Bank Contents Guide was authored by J. Callaway, M. Cummings, B. Deroski, P. Esposito, A. Forman, P. Langdon, M. Libeson, J. McCarthy, J. Sikora, D. Xue, E. Abola, F. Bernstein, N. Manning, R. Shea, D. Stampf, and J. Sussman (1996) Brookhaven National Laboratory. Historical copies of the PDB file format from 1992 and 1996 are available.