In a recently published paper [Yao, S., Flight, R.M., Rouchka, E.C. & Moseley, H.N. (2015). Proteins
83, 1470–1487] the authors propose novel Zn coordination patterns in protein structures, apparently discovered using an unprejudiced approach to the information collected in the Protein data Bank (PDB), which they advocate as superior to the prior-knowledge-informed paradigm. In our assessment of those propositions we demonstrate here that most, if not all, of the ‘new’ coordination geometries are fictitious, …
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