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Editing and/or Adding Entries

Please understand that the articles in eProtS are in the Public Domain.

Editing existing entries

Please edit the corresponding wiki page directly using the editable version of eProtS.

  1. You need a username and password. See Username and Password.
  2. First open the page you want to edit and click the [Edit] link in the upper right corner of the window. Then you can edit.
  3. Refer to Editing WiLiKi for the wiki syntax. For trial write, use SandBox.
  4. If you edit the protein name or species, remember to write it in one line.

Adding a new entry

Basic instructions.

  1. Please make the contents easy enough. We want non-specialists to understand the basics of protein structures with concrete examples. It is desirable to relate the protein's function to our daily life.
  2. Please specify the appropriate protein name. Sometimes PDB header can help, but they are certainly not perfect descriptions of the protein.
  3. Please specify the biological source of the protein, for artificial proteins, write something like "N/A (synthetic)" or "N/A (designed)".
  4. Please write a thorough description of the protein's role in biological context. Do not hesitate to use additional figures for a clearer presentation.
  5. Please write a so-so detailed description of the structural features of the protein. What makes the structure important for understanding the function? What so interesting about the structure?

Concrete procedure

  1. Make sure the PDB entry you are trying to describe is not yet registered in the eProtS wiki. The registered proteins are listed in Protein List. In case it is already registered, and you want to revise that entry, do so by using the ordinary Wiki mechanism.
  2. Open this link (this is for English. If you want to describe in Japanese, open this link). You will need Username and Password. Then, enter the PDB ID, protein name, source organism, and write the texts for biological context, structure description, your name, and log message. Then press the submit button.
    Now, you can write eProtS entries by the PDB ID. But you don't have to limit the contents in its PDB ID. You can include related contents, such as similar proteins in other PDB IDs.
  3. You will find a preview page of the eProtS wiki entry. Examine the content, ;;and add your name to the author field, and press the Commit button. The new entry is now created.
  4. Open the editable version of eProtS: http://www.pdbj.org/eprots/index_en_edit.cgi
  5. Finally, add
    - [[$$protein-name 1ABC]]
    
    to appropriate position(s) in Topics page's classification.
  6. Once you reached up to this step, contact the administrator.

Adding additional supporting figures

By default, an entry of eProtS displays cartoons of the overall protein fold. However, it is sometimes difficult to understand the protein's function with only such figures and you might want to add other supporting figures such as chemical reaction, close-up view of the active site, etc. If you already have such figures (or willing to make one), you can use them by the following procedure.

  1. Make sure your figures are in a web-browsable format: jpeg, gif, png, etc.
  2. Upload the figure file at this page where you need to specify the relevant PDB ID and appropriate figure name (you need Username and Password).
  3. For example, for PDBID "8abp" and a JPEG figure named "closeup", you can refer to it by writing
    [[$$eprots-fig 8ABP/closeup.jpg alt=closeup width=200]]
    
    and your figure is displayed as follows:

closeup