Simulation of the conformational flexibility of the mycodextran under external forces.

Simulation of the conformational flexibility of the mycodextran under external forces.

Biopolymers. 2020 May 05;:e23357

Authors: Brzyska A, Woliński K

Abstract
Mycodextran-also known as nigeran-is an unbranched polysaccharide made of α-d-glucopyranose units alternatively connected by (1 → 3) and (1 → 4) glycosidic linkages produced intracellularly by Aspergillus niger and Penicillium crustosum. In this work we examine possible enforced conformational transitions in the glucopyranose rings in the nigeran oligosaccharide chains. In order to simulate such structural changes we used the Enforced Geometry Optimization (EGO) method.

PMID: 32369625 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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