Wikipedia:WikiProject Molecular and Cell Biology/Metabolic Pathways task force

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About Us[edit]

This Task force is under the Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject and aims to better organize information in articles related to metabolic pathways on Wikipedia.

Glyceraldehyde phosphate dehydrogenase

The Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject aims to organise some of the vast amount of information that has been and continues to be collected about genomes, proteomes and cell function which is currently stored in obscure databases and journal articles. This task force is focusing on doing just that, for the information on the enzymes and compounds in metabolic pathways.

If you would like to help, feel free to add yourself to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Molecular and Cellular Biology/Participants, or have a look at How you can help section below. Also of interest is the Molecular and Cellular Biology Portal associated with the parent of this task force. You don't need to know anything about biology to help!

Basic goals[edit]

  • Create and perfect articles on metabolic pathways and other related articles, with particular focus on making individual articles on individual metabolic pathway components accessible. The perfect article is complete, but accessible to a secondary school student.
  • Create a standard system for presenting the information about the enzymes and compounds that are discussed in metabolic pathway related Wikipedia articles.

Similar Wikiprojects[edit]

Fructose 6-phosphokinase

Similar projects include:

More projects can be found at:

From the list of active projects.

How you can help[edit]

Improve articles[edit]

  • The pathway of the month page contains a list of the pages related to the current pathway of interest.
  • Upgrade the infoboxes in chemical and enzyme articles.
  • Improve enzyme images. This can be done using the raw structural data from the Protein Data Bank, the contents of which are in the public domain. Please look at discussion about how to standardize the depiction of proteins.

Categorize the many metabolic pathway related articles[edit]

  • Mark metabolic pathway related stubs with the {{metabolism-stub}} stub marker.
  • Categorize enzyme and chemical articles by adding them to the appropriate metabolic pathway groups.
  • Make sure that all articles about enzymes are placed in the proteins category or one of its subcategories.


Improve the project itself[edit]

Metabolic Pathways task force[edit]

Dihydroxyacetone phosphate triose phosphate isomerase D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate
Glycerone-phosphate wpmp.png   D-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate wpmp.png
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  triose phosphate isomerase
Portal: Portal:Metabolism Metabolism Portal
Shortcut: WP:WPMP
Discussion Pages

Peer Review
Votes and Surveys
Help Requests

Tasks that need attention

Pathway of The Month
Articles of Interest
Requested Articles
Requested Pictures


External Links
Style Guidelines
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Reaction Templates:
{{Enzymatic reaction}}
{{Complex enzymatic reaction}}
Reference Templates:
{{KEGG enzyme}}
{{KEGG compound}}
{{KEGG reaction}}
Navigation Templates:
{{Citric acid cycle}}
{{Urea cycle}}
{{Cellular respiration}}
{{Protein biosynthesis}}
{{Glucose metabolism}}
{{Metabolic pathways}}
Article Tags:
User Tags:
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A list of Metabolic Pathways Wikiproject members (along with some of their interests) is maintained under the MCB wikiproject. To join the group simply add yourself to the list of participants. To indicate a specific interest in this task force, just add |Task forces| Metabolic Pathways. Ensure the list stays in alphabetical order.