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Fundamentals of Biochemistry Vol. V - Literature-based Guided Assessments and iCn3D Molecular Modeling Tutorials

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    In Volume V, we present cumulative and integrative problems that derive directly from the research literature. One main goal is to help users read and understand the primary literature.  The questions are all derived from data, graphs, images, and tables published in research papers.  We call these integrative problems sets Literature-based Guided Assessments (LGAs).  There are two types, traditional, and those linked to Global Challenges, which are not typically addressed in traditional courses and textbooks.  See Front Matters below for information on how the LGAs are constructed and potential ways to use them.

    In addition, we present two types of molecular modeling problems.  For these, students use iCn3D, a free and robust modeling software from the NIH/NCBI to create shareable molecular models from structural files obtained from the Protein Data Bank and predicted structures creating using AlphaFold.