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TOPSAN: a collaborative annotation environment for structural genomics

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TOPSAN: a collaborative annotation environment for structural genomics
Background: Many protein structures determined in high-throughput structural genomics centers, despite their significant novelty and importance, are available only as PDB depositions and are not accompanied by a peerreviewed manuscript. Because of this they are not accessible by the standard tools of literature searches, remaining underutilized by the broad biological community. Results: To address this issue we have developed TOPSAN, The Open Protein Structure Annotation Network, a web-based platform that combines the openness of the wiki model with the quality control of scientific communication. TOPSAN enables research collaborations and scientific dialogue among globally distributed participants, the results of which are reviewed by experts and eventually validated by peer review. The immediate goal of TOPSAN is to harness the combined experience, knowledge, and data from such collaborations in order to enhance the impact of the astonishing number and diversity of structures being...
Dana Weekes, S. Sri Krishna, Constantina Bakolitsa
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors Dana Weekes, S. Sri Krishna, Constantina Bakolitsa, Ian A. Wilson, Adam Godzik, John Wooley
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