Protein-like Oligomerization of Carbohydrates

Thomas Heinze, Melanie Nikolajski, Stephan Daus, Tabot M D Besong, Nico Michaelis, Peter Berlin, Gordon A. Morris, Arthur J. Rowe, Stephen E. Harding

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Sugar can, too: Many proteins form noncovalent and thermodynamically reversible oligomers, which can dictate a protein's functionality. For the first time, the presence of multiple oligomeric forms is shown in a whole class of polymeric carbohydrates, the 6-deoxy-6-aminocelluloses, using analytical ultracentrifugation as a probe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8602-8604
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number37
Early online date22 Jul 2011
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

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    Heinze, T., Nikolajski, M., Daus, S., Besong, T. M. D., Michaelis, N., Berlin, P., Morris, G. A., Rowe, A. J., & Harding, S. E. (2011). Protein-like Oligomerization of Carbohydrates. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 50(37), 8602-8604.