Computerized Molecular Modeling of Carbohydrates

  • Alfred D. French
  • Glenn P. Johnson
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 715)


Computerized molecular modeling continues to increase in capability and applicability to carbohydrates. This chapter covers nomenclature and conformational aspects of carbohydrates, perhaps of greater use to carbohydrate-inexperienced computational chemists. Its comments on various methods and studies might be of more use to computation-inexperienced carbohydrate chemists. New work on intrinsic variability of glucose, an overall theme, is described.

Key words

Carbohydrate Disaccharide Conformation Puckering Modeling Quantum mechanics Molecular mechanics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred D. French
    • 1
  • Glenn P. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Department of AgricultureSouthern Regional Research CenterNew OrleansUSA

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