Activities of the IUPAC/IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN) and the Nomenclature Committee of IUB (NC-IUB)

  • Kurt L. Loening
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A brief history of biochemical nomenclature and the development of joint nomenclature efforts of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the International Union of Biochemistry (IUB) are presented. The organizational arrangement of cooperation between the two unions is described. Results of this setup are listed. Special mention is made of the biochemical compendium and the enzyme nomenclature book, and future projects are outlined. Cooperation with other nomenclature bodies that have overlapping interests is cited, such as with the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS), and with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC).


Nomenclature Committee Joint Enterprise Regular Member Polynucleotide Chain Enzyme Nomenclature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt L. Loening
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  1. 1.Chemical Abstracts Service®ColumbusUSA

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