Data Item _entity.type


Item name
Category name
Attribute name
Required in PDB entries
Used in current PDB entries
Yes, in about 100.0 % of entries

Item Description

Defines the type of the entity. Polymer entities are expected to have corresponding ENTITY_POLY and associated entries. Non-polymer entities are expected to have corresponding CHEM_COMP and associated entries. Water entities are not expected to have corresponding entries in the ENTITY category.

Data Type

Data type code
Data type detail
code item types/single words (case insensitive) ...
Primitive data type code
Regular expression

Controlled Vocabulary

Allowed Value Details
macrolide entity is a macrolide
non-polymer entity is not a polymer
polymer entity is a polymer
water water in the solvent model

Controlled Vocabulary at Deposition

Allowed Value Details
branched .
macrolide .
non-polymer .
polymer .
water .