Nomenclature of numbering of amino acids

rdudley at rdudley at
Thu Jul 9 08:15:27 EST 1998

In article <35A461FB.46292639 at>,
  Are Kristiansen <akristiansen at> wrote:
> Hallo,
> I have received the proof of an article to be published in BBA. As I do
> not have immediate access to recent editions of the journal and I am
> already late in returning the proof, I direct the question to this
> newsgroup:
> The journal has superscripted all numbers of amino acids. Instead of for
> example Trp28, it reads Trp<superscript:28>, i.e. the amino acid (Trp)
> is normal font, but the number (28) is superscript.
> I suppose this is a misunderstanding in the typesetting, or is it common
> to "superscript" numbers of amino acids?
> Are Kristiansen
> R&D Scientist
> Pronova Biomedical
> Gaustadalleen 21
> N-0371 Oslo, Norway

Superscripting is a new one on me also.  I've always seen, and always written,
Y28 (and for a histidine mutant, Y28H).

rdudley at

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