NMR and molecular modeling reveal key structural features of synthetic nodulation factors.

  title={NMR and molecular modeling reveal key structural features of synthetic nodulation factors.},
  author={Maria Morando and Alessandra Nurisso and Nathalie Grenouillat and Boris Vauzeilles and Jean‐Marie Beau and Francisco Javier Ca{\~n}ada and Jes{\'u}s Jim{\'e}nez‐Barbero and Anne Imberty},
  volume={21 6},
Nod factors are lipochitoligosaccharides originally produced by the soil bacteria Rhizobia that are involved in the symbiotic process with leguminous plants. Some synthetic analogs of the Nod factors present a strong biological activity, and the conformational behavior of these molecules is of interest for structure/function studies. Nod factor analogs containing an insertion of a phenyl group in the acyl chain at the oligosaccharidic non-reducing end were previously synthesized (Grenouillat N… 

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