Updates to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans guidelines.

TitleUpdates to the Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans guidelines.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsNeelamegham S, Aoki-Kinoshita K, Bolton E, Frank M, Lisacek F, Lütteke T, O'Boyle N, Packer NH, Stanley P, Toukach P, Varki A, Woods RJ
Corporate AuthorsSNFG Discussion Group
Date Published2019 08 20
KeywordsAnimals, Internet, National Library of Medicine (U.S.), Polysaccharides, Terminology as Topic, United States

The Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans (SNFG) is a community-curated standard for the depiction of monosaccharides and complex glycans using various colored-coded, geometric shapes, along with defined text additions. It is hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the NCBI-Glycans Page (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/glycans/snfg.html). Several changes have been made to the SNFG page in the past year to update the rules for depicting glycans using the SNFG, to include more examples of use, particularly for non-mammalian organisms, and to provide guidelines for the depiction of ambiguous glycan structures. This Glycoforum article summarizes these recent changes.

Alternate JournalGlycobiology
PubMed ID31184695
Grant ListP01 HL131474 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
R01 DK048247 / DK / NIDDK NIH HHS / United States