Daniel Abergel

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Centrin, an EF-hand calcium-binding protein, has been shown to be involved in the duplication of centrosomes, and Sfi1 (Suppressor of fermentation-induced loss of stress resistance protein 1) is one of its centrosomal targets. There are three isoforms of human centrin, but here we only considered centrin 2 (HsCen2). This protein has the ability to bind to(More)
The Lewis X (LeX) determinant, a trisaccharide with the carbohydrate sequence Galbeta(1-->4)[Fucalpha(1-->3)]GlcNAcbeta, is believed to be responsible for Ca2+-mediated cell-cell interactions. In partly oriented phases composed of mixtures of penta(ethyleneglycol)monododecyl ether HO(CH2CH2O)5C12H25 and n-hexanol in the presence of Ca2+ ions, the variation(More)
Internal motions in proteins, such as oscillations of internuclear vectors u(N(i)H(i) (N)) of amide bonds about their equilibrium position, can be characterized by a local order parameter. This dynamic parameter can be determined experimentally by measuring the longitudinal and transverse relaxation rates of (15)N(i) nuclei by suitable NMR methods. In this(More)
During the past decades, NMR spectroscopy has emerged as a unique tool for the study of protein dynamics. Indeed, relaxation studies on isotopically labeled proteins can provide information on the overall motions as well as the internal fast, sub-nanosecond, dynamics. Therefore, the interpretation and the prediction of spin relaxation rates in proteins are(More)
This article presents an analysis of the internal dynamics of the Ca2+-binding protein calbindin, based on the Networks of Coupled Rotators (NCRs) introduced recently. Several fundamental and practical issues raised by this approach are investigated. The roles of various parameters of the model are examined. The NCR model is shown to account for the(More)
Multiple quantum relaxation in proteins reveals unexpected relationships between correlated or anti-correlated conformational backbone dynamics in alpha-helices or beta-sheets. The contributions of conformational exchange to the relaxation rates of C'N coherences (i.e., double- and zero-quantum coherences involving backbone carbonyl (13)C' and neighboring(More)
A two-state Markov noise process for lattice fluctuations and chemical exchange dynamics is used to derive a stochastic Liouville equation describing the evolution of the spin-density operator in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Relaxation through lattice fluctuations and chemical exchange processes is incorporated into the theory at the same(More)
The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spin relaxation rate constant in the rotating frame of reference R1 provides information on microsecond to millisecond ( s-ms) timescale kinetic processes that stochastically modulate the resonance frequencies of nuclear spins in molecules. Expressions for R1 are presented for two-site chemical exchange using both the(More)