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Appendix 5

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Bioorganicheskaya Khimiya


Submission of a Manuscript to the Editorial Board

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Appendix 1.
Standard symbols of selected monomeric units (residues) and substituents (groups or radicals) in biopolymers*

Ado, A2*,3*adenosine
Ala, Aalanine
Arg, Rarginine
Asn, Nasparagine
Asp, Daspartic acid
Asx, Basparagine or aspartic acid
Bu, Bui, Bus, Butrespectively n-, iso-, sec-, tert--butyl
Cyd, C2*cytidine
Cbz, Zbenzyloxycarbonyl
Cbz(Br), Z(Br)-p-bromobenzyloxycarbonyl
Cys, Ccysteine
DnsDansyl [i.e., 5-(dimethylamino)-1-naphthalenesulfonyl]
dAdo, dA3*2'-deoxyadenosine
GlcA4*glucuronic acid
Gln, Qglutamine
Glu, Eglutamic acid
Glx, Zglutamine or glutamic acid
Gly, Gglycine
Guo, G2*guanosine
His, Hhistidine
Ino, I2*inosine
Ile, Iisoleucine
Leu, Lleucine
Lys, lysine
Met, methionine
MeOTr and (MeO)2Trmethoxytrityl and dimethoxytrityl respectively
Nuc, N2*an unspecified nucleoside
Neuneuraminic acid
Neu5AcN-acetylneuraminic acid
ONSu or OSusuccimidooxy
Ph, Fphenylalanine
Pro, Pproline
Puo, Ran unspecified purine nucleotide
Pyd, Yan unspecified pyrimidine nucleotide
Ser, Sserine
Suc< , -Suc-succinyl
Thd, T2*ribosylthymine (not thymidine, which is designated as dT or dThd)
Thr, Tthreonine
Trp, Wtryptophan
Tos or Tstosyl (p(i.e., -toluenesulfonyl))
Trt or Trtrityl ((i.e.,triphenylmethyl)
Tyr, Ytyrosine
Urd, U2*uridine
ψrd, ψ2*pseudouridine (5-ribosyluracil)
Val, Vvaline
Xaaan unspecified amino acid
*These symbols should be used only in formulas, structures, tables, and figures.
2*A one-letter symbol should not be used for base designation.
3*Similarly for other deoxynucleosides and deoxysugars.
4*Similarly for other uronic acids.
5*Similarly for other 2-amino-2-deoxysaccharides and their N-acetyl derivatives.

Appendix 2.
Standard abbreviations for selected names

ADP*adenosine 5'-diphosphate
ATP*adenosine 5'-triphosphate
BSAbovine serum albumin
cm-cellulosecarboxymethyl cellulose
CoA (CoASH), CoASAccoenzyme A and acetylcoenzyme A, respectively
DMSOdimethyl sulfoxide
DNA, cDNAdeoxyribonucleic acid and complementary DNA, respectively
EDTAethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
IgA, IgG, etcimmunoglobulin A, G, etc.
Piinorganic phosphate
phosphate residue incorporated into compound
RNAribonucleic acid
SDSsodium dodecylsulfate
TCAtrichloroacetic acid
TEABtriethylammonium bicarbonate
TFAtrifluoroacetic acid
*Similarly for other nucleoside 5'-mono-, nucleoside 5'-di-, and nucleoside 5'-triphosphates.

Appendix 3.
Abbreviations for frequently encountered words and terms

aa* amino acid residue (number)
b*nucleic base
bp*base pairs
bp*boiling point
CDcircular dichroism
EIA and ELISAenzyme immunoassay and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, respectively
ESRelectronic spin resonance
GC or GLCgas chromatography or gas-liquid chromatography, respectively
HPLChigh-performance liquid chromatography
J spin-spin coupling constant
IUinternational unit
m-, o, and p-meta, ortho, and para
mp*melting point
MSmass spectrometry
n-normal (isomer)
N*normal concentration (of solution)
NMRnuclear magnetic resonance
ORDoptical rotatory dispersion
OU or AU**optical (or absorbance) unit
PAGpolyacrylamide gel
PAGEpolyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
PCpaper chromatography
PCRpolymerase chain reaction
rpHPLCreversed-phase HPLC
RSRaman spectroscopy
TLCthin-layer chromatography
U*unit of enzyme activity
X-rayX-ray diffraction structural analysis
*With a numeral.

Appendix 4.
List of recommendations of the IUPACIUB commission on chemical nomenclature (also see
Natural products and related compounds Pure and Appl. Chem. 1999.V. 71. P. 587-643;
Ibid. 2004. V.76. P. 1283-1292
StereochemistryIbid. 1996. V. 68. P. 2193-2222
NMR spectroscopyEur.J. Biochem. 1998. V. 256. P. 1-15
Mass spectrometryOrgan. Mass. Spectrom. 1979. V. 14. P. 1-2
Biochemical thermodynamicsEur.J. Biochem. 1996. V.240. P. 1-14
Isotopically modified compoundsIbid. 1978. V. 86. . 9-25
Amino acids, peptides and their derivatives:
 - nomenclature, abbreviations, and symbolsIbid. 1984. V. 138. . 9-37
 - conformationIbid. 1969 V. 17. . 193-201
peptide hormonesIbid. 1975. V. 55. . 485-486
Nucleotides and nucleic acids
 - - abbreviations and symbols Ibid. 1972. V. 25. . 1
 - - incompletely specific basesIbid. 1985. V. 150. . 1-5
 - conformationIbid. 1983. V. 131. . 9-15
LipidsIbid 1977. V. 79. . 11-12
GlycolipidsIbid.1998. V. 257. P. 293-298
SteroidsIbid. 1989. V. 186. . 427-456
Phosphorus-containing compoundsIbid. 1977. V. 79. . 1-9
Carbohydrates, glycoproteins, and peptidoglycans: nomenclature, abbreviations, and symbols
 - nomenclature, abbreviations, and symbols Carbohydr. Res. 1997. V. 297. P. 43-177
 - Conformation of monosaccharidesEur. J. Biochem. 1980. V. 111. P. 295-298
 - Conformation of oligosaccharidesIbid. 1983. V. 131. . 5-7
Quinones with isoprenoid side chainIbid. 1975. V. 53. . 15-18
CarotenoidsIbid. 1972. V. 25. . 397-408; 1975.V. 57. . 1-7
RetinoidsIbid. 1982. V. 29. .1-5
Tocopherols and related compoundsIbid. 1982.V.123.P. 473-475
TetrapyrrolsIbid. 1988. V. 178. P. 277-328
CorrinoidsIbid. 1974. V. 45. . 7-12
PrenolsIbid. 1987. V. 167. . 181-184
Vitamin B-6 and related compoundsIbid. 1973. V. 40. . 325-327
Vitamin DIbid. 1982. V. 124.. 223-227
Enzymes: Nomenclature. Recommendations (1992)San Diego: Acad. Press, 1992
Supplement 1Eur. J. Biochem. 1994. V. 223. P. 1-5
Supplement 2Ibid. 1995. V. 23
Supplement 3Ibid. 1996. V. 237. P. 1-5
Supplement 4Ibid. 1997. V. 250. P. 1-6
Supplement 5Ibid. 1999. V.264. P.610-650
Supplement 6-9Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Appendix 5.
Symbols for selected physical and chemical values and units

SymbolValueUnit of measure
Physical chemistry
mmasskg, g, mg, μg, etc. (not m)
molecular massDa* (Dalton)
rrelative molecular massdimensionless
namount of substance mol, mmol, mmol, nmol, pmol, etc.
B, []Concentration of substance BM (mol/l), mmol, etc.
sSedimentation coefficientS (Svedberg, 10-13 s)
Tthermodynamic temperatureK** (Kelvin)
tCelsius temperatureoC
energyJ or cal (4.1868 J)
pressurePa (Pascal), bar (105 Pa), atm (101 325 Pa), or mmHg (1 torr, equal to 133.2 Pa)
Iionic strengthM, mM, etc.
Electromagnetic radiation
Iluminous intensitycd (Candela)
absorbance*** (logI/I0) (-lg I/Io)dimensionless
emolar absorption coefficient****-1 cm-1
Le radioactivity (irradiation ability)Bq (Becquerel, s-1) ) or Ci (Curie, 37 GBq)
Chemical and enzymic reactions
ttimes (not sec), min (not mn), h (not hr)
Vvolumedm3 (l), cm3 (ml),ml, nl, etc.
equilibrium constantM
mMichaelis constantM, mM, etc.
ssubstrate constantM, mM, etc.
iinhibition constantM, mM, etc.
krate constants-1 or -1 s-1
kcatcatalytic constants-1
Vreaction ratemol/s
V (or Vmax)maximum value of reaction rateM s-1 -1
HHill coefficient dimensionless
* One-twelfth of the mass of the nuclide 12.
2* Not o.
3* The term "optical density" should not be used.
4* The term "extinction" should not be used.

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