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Amyloid fibrils are self-assembled filamentous structures associated with protein deposition conditions including Alzheimer's disease and the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Despite the immense medical importance of amyloid fibrils, no atomic-resolution structures are available for these materials, because the intact fibrils are insoluble and do(More)
The N-terminal fusion domain of the HIV-1 gp41 envelope glycoprotein is responsible for initiating the fusion of viral and cellular membranes, leading to the subsequent infection of the host cell by HIV-1. We have investigated the backbone structure and dynamics of the 30 N-terminal residues of HIV-1 gp41 in membrane-mimicking environments using NMR(More)
We describe a magic-angle spinning NMR experiment for selective (13)C-(15)N distance measurements in uniformly (13)C,(15)N-labeled solids, where multiple (13)C-(15)N and (13)C-(13)C interactions complicate the accurate measurement of structurally interesting, weak (13)C-(15)N dipolar couplings. The new experiment, termed FSR (frequency selective REDOR),(More)
We describe three-dimensional magic-angle-spinning NMR experiments for the simultaneous measurement of multiple carbon-nitrogen distances in uniformly (13)C,(15)N-labeled solids. The approaches employ transferred echo double resonance (TEDOR) for (13)C-(15)N coherence transfer and (15)N and (13)C frequency labeling for site-specific resolution, and build on(More)
Amyloid aggregates of a C-truncated Y145Stop mutant of human prion protein, huPrP23-144, associated with a heritable amyloid angiopathy, have previously been shown to contain a compact, relatively rigid, and beta-sheet-rich approximately 30-residue amyloid core near the C-terminus under physiologically relevant conditions. In contrast, the remaining(More)
We describe three- and four-dimensional semiconstant-time transferred echo double resonance (SCT-TEDOR) magic-angle spinning solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments for the simultaneous measurement of multiple long-range (15)N-(13)C(methyl) dipolar couplings in uniformly (13)C, (15)N-enriched peptides and proteins with high resolution and(More)
Complete 13C and 15N assignments of the B3 IgG-binding domain of protein G (GB3) in the microcrystalline solid phase, obtained using 2D and 3D MAS NMR, are presented. The chemical shifts are used to predict the protein backbone conformation and compared with solution-state shifts.
The molecular conformation of peptide fragment 105-115 of transthyretin, TTR(105-115), previously shown to form amyloid fibrils in vitro, has been determined by magic-angle spinning solid-state NMR spectroscopy. 13C and 15N linewidth measurements indicate that TTR(105-115) forms a highly ordered structure with each amino acid in a unique environment. 2D(More)
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)