INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY
and
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

IUPAC-IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN)

Nomenclature and Symbolism for Amino Acids and Peptides


(Recommendations 1983)

http://www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iupac/AminoAcid/

World Wide Web version prepared by G. P. Moss

Department of Chemistry, Queen Mary University of London,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, UK
g.p.moss@qmul.ac.uk

The recommendations in this version are identical to those in the published document, [see Biochem. J., 1984, 219, 345-373; Eur. J. Biochem., 1984, 138, 9-37; 1985, 152, 1; 1993, 213, 2; Internat. J. Pept. Prot. Res., 1984, 24, following p 84; J. Biol. Chem., 1985, 260,14-42; Pure Appl. Chem., 1984, 56, 595-624; Amino Acids and Peptides, 1985, 16, 387-410; Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, 2nd edition, Portland Press, 1992, pages 39-69; Copyright IUBMB and IUPAC]. Any comments, corrections or suggestions for a future edition should be e-mailed to g.p.moss@qmul.ac.uk or any other member of the Committee. A PDF of the printed version is available.

The text of this document was created in an electronic form by optical character reading the published version. In setting up the World Wide Web version corrections, both previously published ones and those detected in this exercise have been made. The changes have been marked by error details which is a link to details of the change and where it applies. For problems in converting the text into a World Wide Web version see the IUPAC home page. Any additional corrections and errors arising from the OCR input please e-mail to g.p.moss@qmul.ac.uk

In order to prepare the World Wide Web version the text has been divided into the following sections.

Relevant references are quoted at the end of each section as well as all together at the end.

This document has been reprinted in a number of places. A full list is as follows: Biochem. J., 1984, 219, 345-373; Eur. J. Biochem., 1984, 138, 9-37; 1985, 152, 1; Internat. J. Pept. Prot. Res., 1984, 24, following p 84; J. Biol. Chem., 1985, 260, 14-42; Pure Appl. Chem., 1984, 56, 595-624; Amino Acids and Peptides, 1985, 16, 387-410; and in Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, 2nd edition, Portland Press, 1992, pp 39-67.

Extensions to the rules were published in the JCBN/NC-IUB Newsletter 1985, 1986, 1989; see Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, 2nd edition, Portland Press, 1992, pp 68-69.

These recommendations were prepared by the IUPAC-IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN), whose members were H. B. F. Dixon (chairman), A. Cornish-Bowden (secretary), C. Liébecq (as chairman of the IUB Committee of Editors of Biochemical Journals), K. L. Loening, G. P. Moss, J. Reedijk, S. F. Velick, and J. F. G. Vliegenthart. JCBN thanks many who helped with drawing up the recommendations, especially P. Karlson, its former chairman, B. Keil, a former member of the Nomenclature Committee of IUB(NC-IUB), other members and former members of NC-IUB, namely H. Bielka, N. Sharon and E. C. Webb, and also W. E. Cohn, J. T. Edsall, J. S. Morley, G. T. Young, and members of the IUPAC Commission on Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry (CNOC).


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