Pure Appl. Chem., 2008, Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 1827-1835
On the role of aromatic-sugar interactions in the molecular recognition of carbohydrates: A 3D view by using NMR
Abstract: This revision describes an up-to-date review of our efforts to investigate the interaction of carbohydrates with aromatic moieties at different levels of complexity. Protein-sugar interactions have been studied using NMR experiments on a variety of hevein/chitooligosaccharide systems. In addition, NMR and computational methods have also been used to evaluate the interaction of simple aromatic entities with simple monosaccharides. In between, the stacking features of aromatic-containing glycomolecules have also been described by using an analogous experimental-theoretical approach.