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Molecular modelling of cellulose and hyaluronan three-dimensional structure

  • R.-H. Mikelsaar
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 102)


Tartu plastic space-filling atomic-molecular models and packing energy calculations were used to investigate cellulose and hyaluronan three-dimensional (3-D) structure. The molecular modelling data allowed us to propose for both biopolymers novel antiparallel structures suitable for explanation functional properties of these widespread molecules.

Key words

Cellulose hyaluronan polysaccharide 3-D structure molecular modelling 


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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • R.-H. Mikelsaar
    • 1
  1. 1.Molecular Modelling Laboratory Institute of General and Molecular PathologyTartu UniversityTartuEstonia

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