AlphaFold Protein Structure Database: Massively expanding the structural coverage of protein-sequence space with high-accuracy models

The AlphaFold Protein Structure Database (AlphaFold DB, is an openly accessible, extensive database of high-accuracy protein-structure predictions. Powered by AlphaFold v2.0 of DeepMind, it has enabled an unprecedented expansion of the structural coverage of the known protein-sequence space. AlphaFold DB provides programmatic access to and interactive visualisation of predicted atomic coordinates, per-residue and pairwise model confidences and predicted aligned errors. The initial release of AlphaFold DB contains over 360,000 predicted structures across 21 model organism proteomes, which will soon be expanded to cover most of the (over 100 million) representative sequences from the UniRef90 data set.

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