Structural biology What exactly is Structural biology?
Hello, everyone! Could you clearly define for me - what is structural biology? We had a tough discussion with a teacher, and it looks like I do not understand the field definition fully 😀
Hi! I am convinced that structural biology is a branch of molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics that studies the structure of biological macromolecules from the point of view of chemistry, in particular proteins and nucleic acids
Do you know any other macromolecules, except proteins and nucleic acids?
@morphism It depends on what to invest in the concept of a macromolecule ... they can be called both polymers and macrocycles
@morphism I suppose that carbohydrates and lipids also belong to biological macromolecules
@elizaveta-msu There are also different carbohydrates - polymers such as starch, glycogen and monomers - glycose, fructose ...