Proposal for a standard system for drawing structural diagrams of N- and O-linked carbohydrates and related compounds

David J. Harvey, Anthony H. Merry, Louise Royle, Matthew P. Campbell, Raymond A. Dwek, Pauline M. Rudd

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    Abstract

    Symbolic diagrams are commonly used to depict N- and O-linked glycans but there is no general consensus as to how individual constituent monosaccharides or linkages are shown. This article proposes a system that avoids ambiguities inherent in most other systems and is appropriate for both hand drawing and computer applications. Constituent monosaccharides are depicted by shapes modified to show OAc, deoxy, etc. Linkage is indicated by the bond angle and anomericity by solid (β) or dashed (α) lines.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3796-3801
    Number of pages6
    JournalProteomics
    Volume9
    Issue number15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

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