IUPAC-IUBMB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN) and Nomenclature Committee of IUBMB (NC-IUBMB)

Newsletter 2004


World Wide Web version Prepared by G. P. Moss

Department of Chemistry, Queen Mary University of London,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, UK

Newsletter 2004 was prepared for publication by Professor R.C. Cammack.

The Biochemical Nomenclature Committee comprises the IUPAC-IUBMB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN) and the Nomenclature Committee of IUBMB (NC-IUBMB). It is supported jointly by IUBMB and IUPAC, and its aims are "to aid communication of biochemical information by encouraging scientists to use generally understood terminology; to consider the nomenclature, classification and symbolic representation of compounds of biochemical interest, including macromolecules, and, where appropriate, to make recommendations." Recommended nomenclature is for use in publications and biochemical databases. A review of the activities of the Committee has been published [1].

Contents of Newsletter 2004


1. The Biochemical Nomenclature Committees. Cammack, R. IUBMB Life 50 (2000) 159-161.

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