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Glycan Notation Standardized At Last | January 4, 2016 Issue – Vol. 94 Issue 1 | Chemical & Engineering News

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Glycan Notation Standardized Merging 2 systems: essentials (sugars) & Oxford (bonds/angles). A prereq. for glycomics

QT:{{"Carbohydrate chemists and glycobiologists have now agreed on an expanded and standardized symbol nomenclature based primarily on the Essentials notation (Glycobiology 2015, DOI:10.1093/glycob/cwv091). The agreement “is a major step, as without a common vocabulary and language the glycosciences cannot advance as genomics and proteomics have,” says carbohydrate chemist Peter H. Seeberger of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids & Interfaces. For nonglycan experts, here we explain the two notation systems. ▪

The newly standardized Essentials system permits an optional mixed form of notation in which the Oxford system’s angles and dashed and solid bonds are used but its sugar symbols are not.