Cryo electron microscopy (3DEM) is a maturing methodology in structural biology that enables the determination of 3D structures of macromolecular complexes and cells from 2 to 100 Å resolution, yielding information that bridges the gap between cell biology and crystallography/NMR. EMDataBank is the unified global portal for one-stop deposition and retrieval of 3DEM density maps, atomic models and associated metadata, and is a joint effort among investigators of the Protein Databank in Europe (PDBe) at the European Bioinformatics Institute, the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) at Rutgers, and the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging (NCMI) at Baylor College of Medicine. EMDataBank also serves as a resource for news, events, software tools, data standards, and validation methods for the 3DEM community.
Primary Reference: Lawson et al (2011) EMDataBank.org: unified data resource for Cryo-EM. Nucleic Acids Res. 39, D456-464.