Biochemistry II: Structure & Interaction of Proteins & Nucleic Acids

Course #: CH354

Summary of Presentation

Finding background information:

•Protein Data Bank

•Oxford Dictionary of Biology

•Oxford Reference: Life Sciences

•Textbook, encyclopedia, handbook, dictionary, and other books

•Google or Scholar

Advanced Searching

•Combine concepts using AND

•Broaden your search/find alt. spellings & synonyms using OR

•Omit concepts using NOT

•Find alt. spellings and pluralizations using wildcards *

•Find exact phrases using “phrase searching”

Web Resources

The Biophysical Society

Biophysical Mechanisms

Biophysical Techniques

Molecular Structure & Behavior



•The NCBI Structure Group

•Bioinformatics Link Directory

Stay Organized

  • Zotero (
  • Mendeley (

Biochemical Journal Article Submission Guidelines

Amino acids/protein peptide sequences

•The three letter amino acid notation should be used when referring to specific residues, e.g. Arg-123, Arg123 or Arg123 (use one style consistently throughout the article)

•The single letter amino acid notation should be used only in peptide or protein sequences or to denote substitutions

•In other cases within the text, the amino acid (residue) should be spelled out in full.

•Amino acid mutations can be denoted using either notation, e.g. Y23A or Tyr23→Ala


•Scientific genus and species names should be presented in italics. Ensure that the genus name is spelled out in full at least once in the article, preferably at first mention. Other taxonomic groupings should be presented in roman letters.