BMRB Query Grid Interface Description
The query grid interface provides a mechanism for retrieving sets of entries that fit the criteria
of predefined queries from the BMRB archive. The query criteria are described by the headings
for the rows and columns in each grid. For example, from the main grid, if one clicks on the link
in the box in the grid that is at the intersection of the column labeled 'DNA' and the row labeled
'1H Chemical Shifts,' they will be taken to a page containing a listing of all of the BMRB entries
that have 1H chemical shifts for DNA polymers. If one selects the grid box 'Proteins/Peptides,'
a page containing a link to an HTML page listing all of the entries as well as a new query grid
that can be used to further refine the query. In many cases, the result of a query can be displayed
with the entries sorted by the number of 1H, 13C, 15N chemical shifts or BMRB accession
number or PDB code. By selecting the 'Compressed file' link, it is possible to download a single
compressed file that contains all of the entries returned by the current query.
The results obtained for any query will depend on the quality of the annotation for each entry. If
ligands are not reported for a protein entry but do exist, the entry will still be included in the
'Protein only' query result. In general, entries with accession numbers below 4000 may appear
in inappropriate query results for these reasons.
In some cases, it is important to think about how a query may have been constructed. If one
selects 'DNA' from the main query grid, all of the entries where DNA was reported in the
molecular system studied will be returned whether or not there is any quantitative data for the
DNA. However, by selecting the link in the grid box corresponding to 'DNA' and 'All Chemical
Shifts,' the entries containing DNA and where chemical shifts for the DNA were reported will be
There are currently a few BMRB entries (~25) that are in an older format and are not included in
the current queries.