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Molecular modeling 101 text ?

B Lauder R.Lauder at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Oct 23 03:16:31 EST 1996


I wonder if anybody could point me in the direction of some general texts 
or good reviews which will help get me up to speed on molecular 

I am a Biochemist who has drifted into structural work - I'm presently 
involved in the isolation and characterisation of carbohydrates and an 
examination of their function.

I'm interested in examining the 3D structure of my carbohydrates, which 
will have a bearing upon their function, or their ability to interact with 
other molecules.

If I get enought of a carbohydrate I examine it by NMR, and I'm wanting 
to do some NMR experiments to determine some intra-molecular 
distances - feed this into my package and hope to get an idea of what the 
molecule actually looks like. This is not a problem - my collueague has the 
NMR side of things sorted and we have access to a modeling package.

The problem is that I am very aware of my lack of knowledge in this area 
and feel that I need to do quite a bit of (basic) background reading to get 
into the subject.

I hope that the information here will enable somebody to point me to a 
good text or two.

Thanks very much 

Bob Lauder
Biological Sciences, Lancaster University, UK # 
R.Lauder at Lancaster.ac.uk

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