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Type of businessNonprofit
Type of site
Online encyclopedia
Available inEnglish
Created byJoel L. Sussman, Eran Hodis, and Jaime Prilusky
Current statusPerpetual work-in-progress

Proteopedia is a wiki, 3D encyclopedia of proteins and other molecules.[1][2][3][4] The site contains a page for every entry in the Protein Data Bank (>130,000 pages), as well as pages that are more descriptive of protein structures in general such as acetylcholinesterase,[5] hemoglobin,[6] and the photosystem II[7] with a Jmol view that highlights functional sites and ligands. It employs a scene-authoring tool so that users do not have to learn JSmol script language to create customized molecular scenes. Custom scenes are easily attached to "green links" in descriptive text that display those scenes in JSmol. A web browser is all that is needed to access the site and the 3D information; no viewers are required to be installed.

Proteopedia was the winner of the 2010 award for the best website by The Scientist magazine.[8]

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All user-added content is free and covered by the GNU Free Documentation License. Proteopedia is hosted at the Israel Structural Proteomics Center[9] at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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  1. ^ Hodis E, Prilusky J, Martz E, Silman I, Moult J, Sussman JL (2008). "Proteopedia - a scientific 'wiki' bridging the rift between three-dimensional structure and function of biomacromolecules". Genome Biol. 9 (8): R121. doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-8-r121. PMC 2575511. PMID 18673581.
  2. ^ Martz E (2009). "Proteopedia.Org: a scientific "Wiki" bridging the rift between 3D structure and function of biomacromolecules". Biopolymers. 92 (1): 76–7. doi:10.1002/bip.21126. PMID 19117028.
  3. ^ Hodis E, Prilusky J, Sussman JL (2010). "Proteopedia: A collaborative, virtual 3D web-resource for protein and biomolecule structure and function". Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 38 (5): 341–2. doi:10.1002/bmb.20431. PMID 21567857.
  4. ^ Prilusky, J; Hodis, E.; Canner, D.; Decatur, W. A.; Oberholser, K.; Martz, E.; Berchanski, A.; Harel, M.; Sussman, J. L. (Aug 2011). "Proteopedia: A status report on the collaborative, 3D web-encyclopedia of proteins and other biomolecules". Journal of Structural Biology. 175 (2): 244–252. doi:10.1016/j.jsb.2011.04.011. PMID 21536137.
  5. ^ "Acetylcholinesterase". Proteopedia.
  6. ^ "Hemoglobin". Proteopedia.
  7. ^ "Photosystem II". Proteopedia.
  8. ^ Luiggi C (September 2010). "Web Gems Introducing the winners of the first annual Labbies, our prizes for the best web-based multimedia by labs: Website Winner:Proteopedia". The Scientist. 24 (9): 47. Very absorbing. Kept me looking and playing (and learning) with it for a long time. Very informative and a good resource.
  9. ^ "The Israel Structural Proteomics Center".

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