I created a
protein tag for those of us in protein/enzyme/peptide engineering but when I tried to add synonyms, it wouldn't let me as I do not have sufficient rep/score in the
protein tag or for another reason.
Whilst we are a small niche, we still use TeX and friends extensively and lots of my questions on my profile concern it or ancillary purposes. Proteins, enzymes and peptides are composed of amino acids, the main difference being that peptides are less than ~20 amino acids in length, proteins don't typically possess catalytic activity whilsts enzymes do. All 3 possess amino acids as their main structure (ribozymes comprises nucleotides for catalytic activity, it is for the ribozyme engineers to proposes that!).
I want to help this site with our biochemical stuff to help future readers, I am working on a package called
aminosymb-lua for my protein/enzyme packages I have created for my PhD, but I was wondering on how this site feels about making
protein(s) synonyms to each other?
The conventional Chemistry packages, whilst incorporating some of our material in protein engineering, don't quite make it specific enough. I am aware a serious developer of Chemistry packages, Joseph Wright, is active so hopefully the difference is understood by our little niche that does this. For instance, the
enzyme is:question search yields 43 results,
protein is:question yields 162 results and
peptides is:question yields 7 results for 212 questions that could potentially be similar.
What are the thoughts on these synonyms please and what next steps could be taken? I have never proposed a synonym before so not sure how this site works for it, forgive me if this post is unnecessary.