Table 1

PDB carbohydrate residues (examples): Definitions of carbohydrate residues used in the Protein Data Bank. PDB residue names are defined using a three-letter encoding. There are more than 200 different carbohydrate residue names used in PDB entries. This table lists those mentioned in this article and some further examples in alphabetic order.

Name

Definition


AFL

alpha-L-Fucose

AGC

alpha-D-Glucopyranose

BGC

beta-D-Glucopyranose

BOG

octyl-beta-D-Glucopyranose

FCA

alpha-D-Fucose

FCB

beta-D-Fucose

FMF

2-deoxy-2-fluoro alpha-D-Mannopyranose

FUC

Fucose

FUL

beta-L-Fucose

G4S

D-Galactose-4-sulphate

GAL

D-Galactopyranose

GLA

alpha-D-Galactopyranose

GLB

beta-D-Galactopyranose

GLC

D-Glucopyranose

GLS

beta-D-Glucopyranose spirohydantoin [also used for D-Galactopyranose-6-sulphate]

GSA

D-Galactose-4-sulphate

LAK

Allolactose [b-D-Galp-(1-6)-b-D-Glcp]

LAT

Lactose [b-D-Galp-(1-4)-b-D-Glcp]

MAF

2-deoxy-2-fluoro alpha-D-Mannopyranose

MAL

Maltose [a-D-Glcp-(1-4)-a-D-Glcp]

NAG

N-acetyl D-Glucosamin

NAN

5-N-acetyl alpha-D-Neuraminic Acid

NGA

N-acetyl D-Galactosamin

SIA

5-N-acetyl D-Neuraminic Acid (Sialic acid)

SLB

5-N-acetyl beta-D-Neuraminic Acid


L├╝tteke and von der Lieth BMC Bioinformatics 2004 5:69   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-5-69

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