Heinze, T., Nikolajski, M., Daus, S., Besong, T. M. D., Michaelis, N., Berlin, P., Morris, G. A., Rowe, A. J. and Harding, S. E. (2011) Protein-like oligomerisation of carbohydrates. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50 (37). pp. 8602-8604. ISSN 14337851

Sugar can, too: Many proteins form noncovalent and thermodynamically reversible oligomers, which can dictate a protein's functionality. For the first time, the presence of multiple oligomeric forms is shown in a whole class of polymeric carbohydrates, the 6-deoxy-6-aminocelluloses, using analytical ultracentrifugation as a probe.