Biotechnology Informational Sites
Anatomy & Physiology
Proteins & Enzymes
Life Sciences (Other)
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Amino Acid Information
[Ronald C. Beavis and David Fenyo] (Eli Lilly & Co. and The Rockefeller University) A page dealing with general information: chemical, structural, and genetic properties of amino acids.
[Legend Microsystems, Inc.] This site for biochemists provides access to the AminoXpress software and the companion internet resources at AminoXpress.com. The AminoXpress software is a 12 module multifunction package that allows users to perform analyses from calculation of molecular weight to prediction of mass distribution of a combinatorial library. AminoXpress.com is set up for user contributions of general information, job postings, resumes, and more.
Biochemical & Organic Nomenclature
[International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology] A site with biotechnology definitions, information on symbols, and guides to terminology.
Biochemistry in 3D
[Worth Publishers] “Biochemistry in 3D is a collection of interactive tutorials using 3D structures to teach concepts in Biochemistry. It is designed to accompany Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry 3rd edition.”
[Univ. of Missouri] This site covers the basics of polymer science with a hyper-textbook consisting of 35 different chapters.
[Altruis Biomedical Network] Informational site on chemical sciences, targeting mostly biochemisry.
[Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition] (FDA) Consumer and industry information on cosmetics, including FDA programs and policies, cosmetic products and their ingredients, and cosmetic labeling.
[Univ. of Washington] A list of links to resources in various Science disciplines ranging from Biochemistry to Molecular Biotechnology.
Heme and Iron
[NetBiochem] A text about the importance and action of heme and iron.
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
[IUPAC] A database of the standards and recommendations for naming and measuring in chemistry. This site contains the joint recommendations of IUPAC and IUBMB (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) for naming biological molecules such as amino acids, peptides, carbohydrates, etc.
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Introduction to Enzymes
[Worthington Biochemical Corp.] A detailed introduction to enzymes, including history, chemical nature, naming and classification, and enzyme kinetics.
Links to Pathway and Other Databases
[GenomeNet] A comprehensive list of links to biological and biochemical databases. The types of databases include: metabolic pathways; enzymes, compounds, and elements; regulatory pathways; protein-protein interactions; nomenclature and classification; taxonomy; and complete genomes and analysis.
[NetBiochem] A text about the activities and nature of macromolecules.
[NetBiochem] A text discussing aspects of membranes. It also has two animations about membrane activation sequences.
Metabolism & Biocompounds Resources
[University of Nebraska, Lincoln] Links to metabolism, metabolic pathway and biocompound databases and information resources.
Online Macromolecular Museum
[California Lutheran College] The OMM is a site for the display and study of macromolecules. It’s “exhibits” are interactive tutorials on individual molecules in which hypertextual explanations of important biochemical features are linked to illustrative renderings of the molecule at hand.
Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism
[NetBiochem] An online source of information, including quiz questions about purine and pyrimidine metabolism.
Tables for Learning Biochemistry
[NetBiochem] A set of tables designed to review key points of a typical Biochemistry course by summarizing, comparing, and contrasting important processes found during the course.