MeSH ID: 68011487
The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a protein, including the secondary, supersecondary (motifs), tertiary (domains) and quaternary structure of the peptide chain.
Best practice for sharing this type of data:
Refer to the minimum information about a proteomics experiment (MIAPE) reporting guidelines for an outline of the materials that shoulld be presented along with all relevant datasets. Data should be provided in a format that is suitable for MIAPE-compliant repositories.
Most suitable repositories:
Conformation data may be added to repositories such as ArchDB, NCBI Structure, NCBI Structure, European Mouse Mutant Archive, MEROPS, PROSITE, PCDDB, NCBI Protein Clusters, Protein Data Bank in Europe, GlycoProtDB, UniCarb-DR, Glycans, The Cambridge Structural Database, and wwPDB.
Best practice for indicating re-use of existing data:
For public datasets please provide a DOI or other stable identified for the dataset itself *and* include a citation for the dataset in the reference list. Be sure to indicate exactly which data has been re-used, particularly when multiple versions of the dataset exist. In many cases, this is best achieved by sharing the code used to extract the part of the data that you analyzed. In some cases it may be best to share the exact dataset(s) you analyzed as well.
For access-controlled data authors should provide a link to instructions for obtaining access (e.g. here is the information page for ADNI (Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative): http://adni.loni.usc.edu/data-samples/access-data/).
When re-using a private dataset from a previous study please contact the data owners to discuss how the data can be made public.