PDB version 0.00_01
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The Protein Data Bank (PDB) was established in 1971 as a repository of the
atomic coordinates of protein structures (Bernstein et al., 1997), but it
has since outgrown that role, proving invaluable not only to the research
community but also to students and educators (Berman et al., 2002).

This module is an object-oriented Perl interface to the Protein Data Bank.
It provides methods for retrieving files (optionally caching them locally) and
also wraps the SOAP functionality of the PDB's web services.

INSTALLATION

To install this module type the following:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make
   make test
   make install

DEPENDENCIES

This module requires these other modules:

  Carp
  Fcntl
  File::Path
  File::Spec
  IO::File
  IO::Uncompress::Gunzip
  Net::FTP
  SOAP::Lite

REFERENCES

1. Berman, H. M., Westbrook, J., Feng, Z., Gilliland, G., Bhat, T. N.,
   Weissig, H., Shindyalov, I. N. & Bourne, P. E. (2000).
   Nucleic Acids Res. 28(1), 235-242.

2. Bernstein, F. C., Koetzle, T. F., Williams, G. J. B., Meyer, Jr., E. F.,
   Brice, M. D., Rodgers, J. R., Kennard, O., Shimanouchi, T. & Tasumi, M.
   (1977). Eur. J. Biochem. 80(2), 319-324.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2008-2009 by Miorel-Lucian Palii

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or,
at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.