An interactive introduction to protein structure
Article first published online: 3 NOV 2006
Copyright © 2004 International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Volume 32, Issue 3, pages 170–172, May 2004
How to Cite
Lee, W. T. (2004), An interactive introduction to protein structure. Biochem. Mol. Biol. Educ., 32: 170–172. doi: 10.1002/bmb.2004.494032030354
- Issue published online: 3 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 3 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 4 FEB 2004
- Manuscript Received: 27 OCT 2003
- Protein structure;
- biochemistry education
To improve student understanding of protein structure and the significance of noncovalent interactions in protein structure and function, students are assigned a project to write a paper complemented with computer-generated images. The assignment provides an opportunity for students to select a protein structure that is of interest and detail three to five noncovalent interactions important for protein structure and/or function. The assignment is designed to provide a hands-on learning experience for students in a moderately large introductory biochemistry class.