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in development Web3 Unique Representation of Carbohydrate Structures

Abbreviation: WURCS

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The Web3 Unique Representation of Carbohydrate Structures (WURCS) defines a generalizable and unique linear representation for carbohydrate structures. A recent update (WURCS 2.0) was created to handle structural ambiguity around (potential) carbonyl groups incidental to the carbohydrate analysis. WURCS 2.0 can represent a wider variety of carbohydrate structures containing ambiguous monosaccharides, such as those whose ring closure is undefined or whose anomeric information is only known.


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Created in 2014

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Record added: Jan. 29, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
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WURCS 2.0 Update To Encapsulate Ambiguous Carbohydrate Structures.

Matsubara M,Aoki-Kinoshita KF,Aoki NP,Yamada I,Narimatsu H
J Chem Inf Model 2017

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WURCS: the Web3 unique representation of carbohydrate structures.

Tanaka K,Aoki-Kinoshita KF,Kotera M,Sawaki H,Tsuchiya S,Fujita N,Shikanai T,Kato M,Kawano S,Yamada I,Narimatsu H
J Chem Inf Model 2014

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