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

IUPAC-IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN)

Conformations of Biopolymers


World Wide Web version prepared by G. P. Moss

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

The full text of three related documents are included under this heading:

Abbreviations and symbols for the description of the conformation of polypeptide chains (1969)

Symbols for specifying the conformation of polysaccharide chains. Recommendations 1981

Abbreviations and symbols for the description of conformations of polynucleotide chains. Recommendations 1982


Abbreviations and symbols for the description of the conformation of polypeptide chains (1969).

CONTENTS

This document [Copyright IUBMB and IUPAC] was published in the following journals, Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 1971, 145, 405-421; Biochem. J., 1971, 121, 577-585; Biochemistry, 1971, 9, 3471-3479; Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1971, 229, 1-17; Eur. J. Biochem., 1969, 17, 193-201; J. Biol. Chem., 1970, 245, 6489-6497; J. Mol. Biol., 1970, 52, 1-17; Pure Appl. Chem., 1974, 40, 291-308; and in Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, 2nd edition, Portland Press, 1992, pp 73-81.

This is a document of the IUPAC-IUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (CBN), approved by IUPAC and IUB in 1969 and published by permission of IUPAC and IUB. The members of CBN at the time of publication were: O. Hoffmann-Ostenhof (Chairman), W. E. Cohn (Secretary), A. E. Braunstein, P. Karlson, B. Keil, W. Klyne, C. Liébecq, E. C. Slater, E. C. Webb, and W. J. Whelan. The members of the subcommission were J. C. Kendrew (Chairman), W. Klyne, S. Lifson, T. Miyazawa, G. Némethy, D. C. Phillips, G. N. Ramachandran, and H. A. Scheraga. In addition, the following assisted in the work of the subcommission: R. S. Cahn, R. Diamond, J. T. Edsall, P. J. Flory, C. K. Ingold, A. Liquori, V. Prelog, and J. A. Schellman.


Symbols for specifying the conformation of polysaccharide chains. Recommendations 1981.

CONTENTS

This document [Copyright IUBMB and IUPAC] was published in the following journals, Eur. J. Biochem., 1983, 131, 5-7; Pure Appl. Chem., 1983, 55, 1269-1272; and in Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, 2nd edition, Portland Press, 1992, pp 177-179.

This is a document of the IUPAC-IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN) whose members were at the time of publication (1981) P. Karlson (chairman), H. B. F. Dixon, 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 an expert panel set up by its predecessor under the chairmanship of R. H. Marchessault (members: D. A. Brant, F. Cramer, W. Klyne, G. N. Ramachandran, D. A. Rees; consultants: S. Arnott, R. S. Cahn, W. E. Cohn, P. Corradini, L. C. Cross, O. Hoffmann-Ostenhof, D. Horton, J. C. Kendrew, R. Langridge, K. L. Loening, V. Prelog, V. S. R. Rao, K. M. Rudall, H. A. Scheraga, M. Sundaralingam, P. R. Sundarajan, R. S. Tipson) for drafting these recommendations, and a panel under the convenership of E. D. T. Atkins (members: D. B. Davies, P. Karlson, B. Lindberg, D. A. Rees) for revising them. JCBN thanks other members of the Nomenclature Committee of IUB (H. Bielka and N. Sharon) for consultation.


Abbreviations and symbols for the description of conformations of polynucleotide chains. Recommendations 1982.

CONTENTS

This document [Copyright IUBMB and IUPAC] was published in the following journals, Eur. J. Biochem., 1983, 131, 9-15; Proceedings of the 16th Jerusalen Symposium "Nucleic Acids, the Vectors of Life" (edited B Pullman and J Jortner) 1983, 559-565; Pure Appl. Chem., 1983, 55, 1273-1280; and in Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, 2nd edition, Portland Press, 1992, pp 115-121.

Document of the IUPAC-IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN) whose members were at the time of publication (1983) P. Karlson (chairman), H. B. F. Dixon, 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 the expert panel and many others consulted for their work in drafting the document, including other members of the Nomenclature Committee of IUB (H. Bielka and N. Sharon). The members of the panel were C. Altona, S. Arnott, S. S. Danyluk, D. B. Davies (chairman), F. E. Hruska, A. Klug, H.-D. Ludemann, B. Pullman, G. N. Ramachandran, A. Rich, W. Saenger, R. H. Sarma, M. Sundaralingam. Associate members were P. Karlson, O. Kennard, S.-H. Kim, V. Sasisekharan and H. R. Wilson. The document is based on work by a previous subcommission (chairman, F. Cramer) and by an informal committee formed at the Fifth Jerusalem Symposium on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry (chairman: M. Sundaralingam).


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