3D encyclopedia of proteins and other molecules

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). Its pages are descriptive of protein structures in general such as acetylcholinesterase,[5] hemoglobin,[6] and the photosystem II.[7]

It employs a scene-authoring tool: 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 need be installed.


  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.