Privateer : Software for the Conformational Validation of Carbohydrate Structures
Carbohydrates, including O- and N-glycans attached to protein and lipid structures, are increasingly being studied in cellular biology. Crystallographic refinement of sugars is, however, poorly performed, thus leading to thousands of incorrect structures having been deposited in the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Privateer is a new software package aimed at the detection and prevention of conformational, regiochemical and stereochemical anomalies in cyclic monosaccharide structures.
Privateer is distributed by CCP4 [(http://www.ccp4.ac.uk/html/privateer.html]