Journal Articles: 13 results
Using Physical Models of Biomolecular Structures To Teach Concepts of Biochemical Structure and Structure Depiction in the Introductory Chemistry Laboratory  Gordon A. Bain, John Yi, Mithra Beikmohamadi, Timothy M. Herman, and Michael A. Patrick
Custom-made physical models of alpha-helices and beta-sheets, the zinc finger moiety, beta-globin, and green fluorescent protein are used to introduce students in first-year chemistry to the primary, secondary, and tertiary structure of proteins.
Bain, Gordon A.; Yi, John; Beikmohamadi, Mithra; Herman, Timothy M.; Patrick, Michael A. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1322.
Amino Acids |
Proteins / Peptides |
Molecular Modeling |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Nucleic Acids / DNA / RNA
Amino Acid Complementarity: A Biochemical Exemplar of Stoichiometry for General and Health Sciences Chemistry  Ed Vitz
Calculations demonstrating amino acid complementarity are presented as an interesting application of stoichiometry. Food proteins are said to have complementary amino acids when the proteins combine to provide amino acids in the proper stoichiometric ratios to synthesize human protein. Implications for vegetarian diet, efficiency of food production, and diet adaptations in various cultures are explored briefly.
Vitz, Ed. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1013.
Amino Acids |
Proteins / Peptides |
Stoichiometry |
Food Science
Glycine: A Simple Zwitterion: Analysis of Its Proton-Binding Isotherm  Saroff, Harry A.
Analysis of the experimental data for the binding of protons to glycine using data from chemically modified derivatives and data from individual-site isotherms.
Saroff, Harry A. J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, 637.
Amino Acids
Capillary Electrophoresis: A Fast and Simple Method for the Determination of the Amino Acid Composition of Proteins  Weber, Paul L.; Buck, Daniel R.
Experiments using capillary electrophoresis to determine the amino acid composition of proteins.
Weber, Paul L.; Buck, Daniel R. J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, 609.
Electrophoresis |
Proteins / Peptides |
Amino Acids |
Separation Science |
Quantitative Analysis
Amino acid chromatography: The "best" technique for student labs  Helser, Terry L.
Comparisons of linear, conical, and circular chromatograms, as well as media and elutants.
Helser, Terry L. J. Chem. Educ. 1990, 67, 964.
Amino Acids |
Chromatography |
Separation Science
Analysis of aspartame and its hydrolysis products by thin-layer chromatography  Conklin, Alfred R.
Separating and identifying the amino acids found in aspartame.
Conklin, Alfred R. J. Chem. Educ. 1987, 64, 1065.
Thin Layer Chromatography |
Amino Acids |
Food Science |
Separation Science |
Qualitative Analysis
A kinetic experiment for the biochemistry laboratory  Palmer, Richard E.
Using specific reactions of metabolic pathways to make measurements in the laboratory, as described in this paper, reinforces and gives concrete meaning to the study of intermediary metabolism.
Palmer, Richard E. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 1007.
Metabolism |
Bioenergetics |
Linear plots in the determination of microscopic dissociation constants  Fung, Ho-Leung; Cheng, Lawrence
Materials presented in this report may be incorporated in a biochemistry course while discussing the physical properties of amino acids, or into a physical chemistry course in which solution and pKa measurements are discussed. The experiment described here also gives the students an appreciation of the application and limitations of data treatment using graphical techniques.
Fung, Ho-Leung; Cheng, Lawrence J. Chem. Educ. 1974, 51, 106.
Acids / Bases |
Equilibrium |
Chemometrics |
Biophysical Chemistry |
Amino Acids
The primary structure of proteins: Principles and practices for the determination of amino acid sequence (Schroeder, Walter)  Borders, Charles L., Jr.

Borders, Charles L., Jr. J. Chem. Educ. 1970, 47, A310.
Proteins / Peptides |
Amino Acids |
Molecular Properties / Structure
The structure of choleic acids  Herndon, William C.
This article reviews evidence for the inclusion compound structure of the choleic acids and their possible significance with respect to the transport of bile.
Herndon, William C. J. Chem. Educ. 1967, 44, 724.
Acids / Bases |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Biochemistry of the amino acids. Volumes 1 and 2 (Meister, Alton)  Bentley, Orville G.

Bentley, Orville G. J. Chem. Educ. 1966, 43, A260.
Amino Acids
Ribonucleic acid and protein synthesis  Roth, Jay S.
Examines the role of nucleic acids in protein synthesis.
Roth, Jay S. J. Chem. Educ. 1961, 38, 217.
Proteins / Peptides |
Synthesis |
Amino Acids
A scheme for the qualitative identification of amino acids  Dunn, Max S.; Drell, William
This scheme of analysis has been used to successfully identify seventeen of the naturally occurring amino acids distributed in mixtures containing from two to five components.
Dunn, Max S.; Drell, William J. Chem. Educ. 1951, 28, 480.
Qualitative Analysis |
Amino Acids