Research Publications


Measuring translational diffusion of (15)N-enriched biomolecules in complex solutions with a simplified (1)H-(15)N HMQC-filtered BEST sequence

Yao, S; Meikle, TG; Sethi, A; Separovic, F; Babon, JJ; Keizer, DW
European Biophys Journal
Journal Article in press
Pulsed-field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance has seen an increase in applications spanning a broad range of disciplines where molecular translational diffusion properties are of interest. The current study introduces and experimentally evaluates the measurement of translational diffusion coefficients of (15)N-enriched biomolecules using a (1)H-(15)N HMQC-filtered band-selective excitation short transient (BEST) sequence as an alternative to the previously described SOFAST-XSTE sequence. The results demonstrate that accurate translational diffusion coefficients of (15)N-labelled peptides and proteins can be obtained using this alternative (1)H-(15)N HMQC-filtered BEST sequence which is implementable on NMR spectrometers equipped with probes fitted with a single-axis field gradient, including most cryoprobes dedicated to bio-NMR. The sequence is of potential use for direct quantification of protein or peptide translational diffusion within complex systems, such as in mixtures of macromolecules, crowded solutions, membrane-mimicking media and in bicontinuous cubic phases, where conventional sequences may not be readily applicable due to the presence of intense signals arising from sources other than the protein or peptide under investigation.
Structural Biology
Refer to copyright notice on published article.

Creation Date 2018-05-31 09:17:48 Last Modified 2018-05-31 09:39:37