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Force-induced structural changes in non-sulfated carrageenan based oligosaccharides – a theoretical study

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In this work we use the Enforced Geometry Optimization (EGO) approach to simulate force-induced structural changes in the monomer, and di- up to pentameric oligomers of neutral and non-sulfated carrageenan based oligosaccharides. Our results indicate that the monosaccharide unit sequence in the oligomeric structure determines: (i) the type(s) of the enforced conformational transition(s), and (ii) the mechanical resistance to external forces. It is a direct consequence of the different glycosidic bonding types in the examined carregeenan based oligosaccharides.

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The article was received on 14 Feb 2018, accepted on 29 Jun 2018 and first published on 03 Jul 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00319J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2018,14, 6264-6277
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    Force-induced structural changes in non-sulfated carrageenan based oligosaccharides – a theoretical study

    A. Brzyska, W. Płaziński and K. Woliński, Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 6264
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00319J

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