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The glycam oligosaccharide notation is recognized by GLYCAM-Web when building via URL. It is based on common practice and should be familiar to most glycoscientists. It is based on the common abbreviations given in Table 1 at this location. Monosaccharides are named starting with anomeric configuration, then the chirality, the abbreviation and linkage information, etc.
The most important differences from common notation methods are:
- There can be no spaces in the notation.
- The identity of the moiety at the reducing end must be specified explicitly (e.g., -OH or -OME).
For example chitobiose would be,
The -OMe version would be:
Branches are handled with square brackets. To specify an alpha, L rhamnopyranoside with a-D-Manp-(1-3)-a-D-Manp- attached at the three position and b-D-Galp-(1-4)-b-D-Galp attached at position four, you would use: