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How to obtain ligand structures in PDB format from PDB ligand IDs?

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How to obtain ligand structures in PDB format from PDB ligand IDs?

Previously, we provided a similar script to download ligand SMILES from PDB ligand IDs. In this article, we are downloading PDB ligand structures from their corresponding IDs.

The ligand structures can be downloaded in SDF format from PDB. But if you need to download these structures from ligand PDB IDs and need them in PDB format, then you can use the following script.

We have written a new script to download ligand structures from PDB using their IDs and, converting them all into PDB format. The script is available on our GitHub repository, namely, “Cheminformatics“.

ligand-id-to-str-in-pdb-format.ipynb is a Python notebook that will fetch 3D ligand structures from Protein Data Bank in SDF format for each ligand ID and then it will convert them into PDB format using OpenBabel [1].

Usage

Provide all Ligand IDs in the ‘lig-ids.csv‘ file and save it. Run the Jupyter notebook to get the results. The script will read ligand IDs, then download their respective SDF files, followed by converting them into PDB format.

Availability

The script is available on GitHub in the ‘cheminformatics‘ repository.


References

  1. O’Boyle, N. M., Banck, M., James, C. A., Morley, C., Vandermeersch, T., & Hutchison, G. R. (2011). Open Babel: An open chemical toolbox. Journal of cheminformatics3(1), 1-14.

Dr. Muniba is a Bioinformatician based in New Delhi, India. She has completed her PhD in Bioinformatics from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. She has cutting edge knowledge of bioinformatics tools, algorithms, and drug designing. When she is not reading she is found enjoying with the family. Know more about Muniba

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