The structure and conformation of saccharides determined by experiment and simulation


Computer-assisted structural analysis of oligo- and polysaccharides: an extension of CASPER to multibranched structures.

Stenutz R, Jansson PE, Widmalm G
Carbohydr Res 306 (1998) 11-17
PubMed 9691437


The CASPER program which is used for determination of the structure of oligo- and polysaccharides has been extended. It can now handle a reduced number of experimental signals from an NMR spectrum in the comparison to the simulated spectra of structures that it generates, an improvement which is of practical importance since all signals in NMR spectra cannot always be identified. Furthermore, the program has been enhanced to simulate NMR spectra of multibranched oligo- and polysaccharides. The new developments were tested on four saccharides of known structure but of different complexity and were shown to predict the correct structures.