This material has been developed by Angel Herráez
lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain).
The material may be used freely with teaching purposes or for self-learning, according to the terms layed down in the Creative Commons licence (details below). If you use it regularly, I will appreciate receiving a note from you, just for informative purposes. In addition, any comments, suggestions or reports of trouble or error will be appreciated.
Acknowledgements and gratitudes:
Dr. José Ramón López-López (University of Valladolid) was the original author of the section on protein structure in the first Spanish version of Biomodel-1 using Chime. His version can be checked on his website.
The Venn's diagram for classification of amino acids according to their properties derives from the one existing in several internet sites; the original reference seems to be “The classification of amino acid conservation”; W.R. Taylor (1986) Journal of Theoretical Biology119 (2), 205-218.
The page on peptide bond uses original ideas from Dr. Raúl Herrera, associate professor at the University of Talca (Chile) and a joint development with him.
The subdivision of protein structure in sequence, conformation and association is inspired on the proposal by Prof. José M. Macarulla (University of the Basque Country, Spain).
Thanks are due to Prof. Eric Martz, University of Massachussetts, pioneer in the use of molecular models in teaching web pages and who has generously offered to the community his experience, his templates and pedagogical advice for the preparation of these materials.
Thanks are also due to the Jmol development team, who altruistically participates in the creation and continuous improvement of this piece of software.
I appreciate the comments received from Dr. José Carlos Díez and Dr. M. Cristina Tejedor (University of Alcalá) about the contents and didactic fitness of this material.
The section on ribosome is a copy of the original material by Dr. David Marcey, a part of The Online Macromolecular Museum (California Lutheran University, USA). Dr. Marcey kindly allowed me to translate it into Spanish and to include it in Biomodel.
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