Christopher P. Jaroniec

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The three-dimensional structure of the chemotactic peptide N-formyl-l-Met-l-Leu-l-Phe-OH was determined by using solid-state NMR (SSNMR). The set of SSNMR data consisted of 16 (13)C-(15)N distances and 18 torsion angle constraints (on 10 angles), recorded from uniformly (13)C,(15)N- and (15)N-labeled samples. The peptide's structure was calculated by means(More)
Methods are described for the precise and accurate measurement of one-bond dipolar (13)C'-(13)C(alpha) couplings in weakly aligned proteins. The experiments are based on the principle of quantitative J correlation, where (1)J(C'C(alpha)) (or (1)J(C'C(alpha)) + 1D(C'C(alpha)) is measured from the relative intensity of two interleaved 3D TROSY-HN(CO)CA or(More)
Many structures of the proteins and protein assemblies that play central roles in fundamental biological processes and disease pathogenesis are not readily accessible via the conventional techniques of single-crystal X-ray diffraction and solution-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). On the other hand, many of these challenging biological systems are(More)
Biomacromolecules that are challenging for the usual structural techniques can be studied with atomic resolution by solid-state NMR spectroscopy. However, the paucity of distance restraints >5 Å, traditionally derived from measurements of magnetic dipole-dipole couplings between protein nuclei, is a major bottleneck that hampers such structure elucidation(More)
Chromatin is a supramolecular assembly of DNA and histone proteins, organized into nucleosome repeat units. The dynamics of chromatin organization regulates DNA accessibility to eukaryotic transcription and DNA repair complexes. Yet, the structural and dynamic properties of chromatin at high concentrations characteristic of the cellular environment (>∼200(More)
Protein magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy has generated structural models of several amyloid fibril systems, thus providing valuable information regarding the forces and interactions that confer the extraordinary stability of the amyloid architecture. Despite these advances, however, obtaining atomic resolution information describing the higher(More)
Heteronuclear dipolar recoupling with rotational-echo double-resonance (REDOR) is investigated in the rapid magic-angle spinning regime, where radiofrequency irradiation occupies a significant fraction of the rotor period (10-60%). We demonstrate, in two model (13)C-(15)N spin systems, [1-(13)C, (15)N] and [2-(13)C, (15)N]glycine, that REDOR DeltaS/S(0)(More)
The conformational flexibility of a human immunoglobulin κIV light-chain variable domain, LEN, which can undergo conversion to amyloid under destabilizing conditions, was investigated at physiological and acidic pH on a residue-specific basis by multidimensional solution-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods. Measurements of backbone chemical(More)
The design and synthesis of functional self-assembled nanostructures is frequently an empirical process fraught with critical knowledge gaps about atomic-level structure in these noncovalent systems. Here, we report a structural model for a semiconductor nanotube formed via the self-assembly of naphthalenediimide-lysine (NDI-Lys) building blocks determined(More)
Paramagnetism-based nuclear pseudocontact shifts and spin relaxation enhancements contain a wealth of information in solid-state NMR spectra about electron-nucleus distances on the ∼20 Å length scale, far beyond that normally probed through measurements of nuclear dipolar couplings. Such data are especially vital in the context of structural studies of(More)
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