Biochemistry is a interdisciplinary branch of the science that use principles and methods of chemistry in the investigation of the transformations that occur in substances and molecules proceeding from living creatures and their metabolic processes. Also known as "biological chemistry".
Biochemistry is the study of the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules. Recently biochemistry has focused more specifically on the chemistry of enzyme-mediated reactions, and on the properties of proteins.
The latest biochemical news, book reviews, job postings, training information, a calendar of events as well as the latest issue of the magazine, "The Biochemist" are all available from this website published by the Biochemical Society.
The Virtual Library of Biochemistry, Moleculer Biology and Cell Biology is a guide to major online resources in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology and related fields, indexed by subject with annotated links.
Cell and Molecular Biology Online
The goal of Cell & Molecular Biology Online (CMBO) is to provide a general resource for online information on cell and molecular biology. The resource is designed for research scientists, graduate students and post-docs, educators and students, and anyone looking for relevant information on cell and molecular biology.
Human Genome Project
The main homepage for Human Genome Project information - what the project is; its progress, history, and goals; what issues are associated with genome research; frequently asked questions, the science behind the project; who its sponsors are.
MIT Biology Hypertextbook
An extremely good resource for biology and biochemistry, with chapters as well as practice problems. Also has a searchable index. From the Experimental Study Group at MIT.
Nucleic Acid Database
Repository of three-dimensional structural information about nucleic acids. The goal of the Nucleic Acid Database Project (NDB) is to assemble and distribute structural information about nucleic acids.
The Biochemical Society
The aim of the Society is to promote the advancement of the science of Biochemistry. It will do so in the context of cellular and molecular life sciences as a seamless continuum.
The RCSB Protein Data Bank
The Protein Data Bank is the single worldwide repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D structure data of large molecules of proteins and nucleic acids. New structures are released each Wednesday by 1:00 am Pacific time.
See also: The Journal of Organic Chemistry - chemical synthesis references.