X-ray structures of the conformation of carbohydrate moieties and connected regions of glycoproteins are summarized. Evidence is presented that there is some preference for carbohydrate attachment at β-bends. Evolution may have favored glycosylation to occur at bends to ensure free mobility of the carbohydrate moieties.
Research Article| August 01 1986
Do asparagine-linked carbohydrate chains in glycoproteins have a preference for β-bends?
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Jaap J. Beintema; Do asparagine-linked carbohydrate chains in glycoproteins have a preference for β-bends?. Biosci Rep 1 August 1986; 6 (8): 709–714. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01116537
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