PolySacDb

A Database of Polysachharide 3D structures

 
By A. Sarkar & S. Pérez
 
 
 

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Chitin I (chitin β)

 

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  Chitin I (chitin β)

Linkage :       beta 1-4     

 

Space Group :       P21

 

Unit Cell Dimensions (a, b, c in Å and α, β, γ in °)

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a (Å) =   4.85

b (Å) =   9.26

c (Å) =   10.38

 

γ (°) =   97.50

 

Helix Type :      

array of poly-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine chains all having the same sense, which are linked together in sheets by N-H--- O=C hydrogen bonding of the amide groups

 

Method(s) Used For Structure Determination :      

X-ray diffraction

 

Link to the Abstract :      
 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1156656

 

Reference :      

Refinement of the Structure of ?-Chitin
Gardner, K.H. and Blackwell, J., Biopolymers 1975, 14, 1581-1595

 

 

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Unit          betachitin-expanded

 

 

 

 

 
   
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