Symbol Nomenclature for Graphical Representations of Glycans

An extended graphical representation of glycan is presented as a result of a concerted agreement of an international panel of scientists active in the many dependencies of glycoscience.

This updated monosaccharide symbol nomenclature will be used for depicting glycan structures in the Third Edition of Essentials of Glycobiology. This unprecedented agreement sets the basis for further extensions of standardization in nomenclature and representations needed by the rapidly growing information on the structures and functions of glycans in chemical and biological systems.