International Symposium on Bioorganic Chemistry Held in New York, New York on 6-8 May 1985.
Final rept. 24 Dec 84-23 Dec 85,
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES NY
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Bioorganic chemistry is a field undergoing explosive growth, or rather, it is a set of expanding fields. Natural product chemistry, an area of classic concern, has new targets and new methods it now addresses many of the detailed questions about metabolism formerly reserved to biochemistry. Meanwhile, new techniques permit chemists to perform the kinds of detailed studies on large biomolecules-proteins and nucleic acids-that were previously possible only on small molecules. Structure-reactivity relationships and reaction mechanisms can be studied in enzymes. Finally, our increased understanding of enzyme mechanisms has stimulated the growth of the field of biomimetic chemistry, in which new molecules are designed and synthesized with the aim of initiating enzymatic processes. Presentations pertained to the following categories Mimics of Biological Systems Chemistry of Natural Products of Biological Importance Chemistry of Biological Macromolecules.
- Organic Chemistry