Chapter 3. Digital Representations of Oligo- and Polysaccharides

  1. Claus-Wilhelm von der Lieth1,
  2. Thomas Lütteke2 and
  3. Martin Frank1
  1. Stephan Herget and
  2. Claus-Wilhelm von der Lieth

Published Online: 13 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470029619.ch3

Bioinformatics for Glycobiology and Glycomics: An Introduction

Bioinformatics for Glycobiology and Glycomics: An Introduction

How to Cite

Herget, S. and von der Lieth, C.-W. (2009) Digital Representations of Oligo- and Polysaccharides, in Bioinformatics for Glycobiology and Glycomics: An Introduction (eds C.-W. von der Lieth, T. Lütteke and M. Frank), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470029619.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Molecular Structure Analysis Core Facility, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center), Heidelberg, Germany

  2. 2

    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Biochemistry and Endocrinology, Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Gießen, Germany

Author Information

  1. Molecular Structure Analysis Core Facility, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center), Heidelberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470016671

Online ISBN: 9780470029619

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Keywords:

  • Carbohydrate sequence format;
  • Oligosaccharide encoding;
  • LINUCS;
  • KCF;
  • Carbbank;
  • BCSDB;
  • LinearCode;
  • CabosML;
  • Glyde;
  • GlycoCT

Summary

This chapter provides an introduction to the different ways of storing carbohydrate sequence data for oligo- and polysaccharides in electronic repositories. It starts with a short historical outline and the major capabilities of the existing formats and continues with a more detailed description of the individual sequence formats for carbohydrates. It covers the principles of the established formats of Carbbank, LINUCS, KCF, BCSDB, LinearCode, CabosML and Glyde, while other symbolic descriptions and small molecule formats are also briefly described. The chapter is concluded with an outlook on recent developments in the area of sequence formats and monosaccharide standardisation for oligo- and polysaccharides.