Monitoring carbohydrate 3D structure quality with the Privateer database.

Jordan S Dialpuri, Haroldas Bagdonas, Lucy C Schofield, Phuong Thao Pham, Lou Holland, Jon Agirre

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The remediation of the carbohydrate data of the Protein Data Bank (PDB) has brought numerous enhancements to the findability and interpretability of deposited glycan structures, yet crucial quality indicators are either missing or hard to find on the PDB pages. Without a way to access wider glycochemical context, problematic structures may be taken as fact by keen but inexperienced scientists. The Privateer software is a validation and analysis tool that provides access to a number of metrics and links to external experimental resources, allowing users to evaluate structures using carbohydrate-specific methods. Here, we present the Privateer database, a free resource that aims to complement the growing glycan content of the PDB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-939
Number of pages9
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2024

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