With the completion of several genome sequencing projects, much of the emphasis
in biological research has shifted to functional and structural characterization
of the proteins encoded by these genomes. Efforts are being made to automate
and optimize the multi-stage process of three-dimensional protein structure determination.
Data management is an important aspect of this automation. ZebaView, which is
available at http://www-nmr.cabm.rutgers.edu/bioinformatics/ZebaView/,
is a web-based tool that allows scientists to quickly access important summary
information about current protein targets in the Northeast Structural Genomics
Consortium. It also allows the user to access more in depth information about
the targets via links to other parts of ZebaView and outside resources. ZebaView
links to Primer Prim'er, allowing users to quickly create primers for two commonly
used plasmid systems. It also minimizes target overlap with other structural
genomics projects and with known protein structures by providing access to tools
to search against the targets of 13 different structural genomics consortiums
and all released PDB structures.