David C Corson

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The structure of the regulatory domain of chicken skeletal troponin-C (residues 1-90) when complexed with the major inhibitory region (residues 96-148) of chicken skeletal troponin-I was determined using multinuclear, multidimensional NMR spectroscopy. This complex represents the first interaction formed between the regulatory domain of troponin-C and(More)
High resolution 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and optical stopped-flow techniques have been used to study the metal binding properties of a site-specific mutant of bacterial recombinant oncomodulin in which glutamate has replaced a liganding aspartate at position 59 in the CD calcium-binding site. In particular we have followed the replacement(More)
We have addressed the electrostatic interactions occurring between the inhibitory region of cardiac troponin I with the C-lobe of troponin C using scanning glycine mutagenesis of the inhibitory region. We report variations in the electric potentials due to mutation of charged residues within this complex based upon the solved NMR structure (1OZS). These(More)
The cardiac isoform of troponin I (cTnI) has a unique 31-residue N-terminal region that binds cardiac troponin C (cTnC) to increase the calcium sensitivity of the sarcomere. The interaction can be abolished by cTnI phosphorylation at Ser22 and Ser23, an important mechanism for regulating cardiac contractility. cTnC contains two EF-hand domains (the N and C(More)
Lacking the extraordinary thermal stability of its metal-bound forms, apo-alpha-parvalbumin from rat muscle assumes two distinct conformations in aqueous solution. At 25 degrees C, its highly structured form predominates (Keq = 5.7; delta G degree = -4.3 kJ X mol-1); as deduced from both 1H NMR and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy, this conformation is(More)
Troponin C (TnC), a calcium-binding protein of the thin filament of muscle, plays a regulatory role in skeletal and cardiac muscle contraction. NMR reveals a small conformational change in the cardiac regulatory N-terminal domain of TnC (cNTnC) on binding of Ca2+ such that the total exposed hydrophobic surface area increases very slightly from 3090 +/- 86(More)
Optical stopped-flow techniques have been used to determine the dissociation rate constants (koff) for the lanthanide(III) ions from carp (pI 4.25) parvalbumin. For most of the 13 different lanthanides studied, the release kinetics were diphasic, composed of both a fast phase (whose rate varied across the series, La3+ leads to Lu3+, between the limits -1.2(More)
13C NMR spectra are presented for the calcium binding protein parvalbumin (pI 4.25) from carp muscle in several different metal bound forms: with Ca2+ in both the CD and EF calcium binding sites, with Cd2+ in both sites, with 113Cd2+ in both sites, and with 113Cd2+ in the CD site and Lu3+ in the EF site. The different metals differentially shift the 13C NMR(More)
The microenvironments of the histidines in three isoforms of Ca(II)-bound parvalbumin (carp, pI = 4.25; pike, pI = 5.00; rat, pI = 5.50) have been examined with 1H NMR techniques to probe their protonation characteristics and photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarizability (photo-CIDNP). The histidine at position 26 (or 25), present in all three of(More)