IndexSection 3 Index Index to Course Material


  1. The Peptide Bond. Part 1.
  2. The Peptide Bond. Part 2.
  3. Alpha-Helix Geometry Part. 1
  4. Alpha-Helix Geometry Part. 2
  5. Beta-Sheet Geometry
  6. Ramachandran Plot
  7. Reverse Turns
  8. Beta-Hairpin Turns
  9. Side-Chain Conformations

Recommended Reading

`Principles of protein structure', G.E.Shultz and R.H.Schirmer, Springer-Verlag, New York.

`Structure and action of proteins', R.E.Dickerson and I.Geis, Harper and Row, London.

`The Nature of the chemical bond', L.Pauling, Cornell University Press, New York.

`Solvent induced distortion and curvature of alpha-helices', T.Blundell, D.Barlow, N.Borkakoti and J.Thornton. Nature (1983) 306, 281-283.

`Helix geometry in proteins', D.Barlow and J.Thornton. J.Molec.Biol. (1988) 201, 601-619.

`Conformation of beta-hairpins in protein structures. A systematic classification with applications to modelling by homology, electron density fitting and protein engineering', B.L.Sibanda and J.M.Thornton. J.Molec.Biol. (1989) 206, 759-777.

`Stereochemical quality of protein structures', A.L.Morris, M.W.MacArthur, E.G.Hutchinson and J.M.Thornton. Proteins (1992) 12, 345-364.

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