Emma R Simpson

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Rapid proton migration is a key process in hydrocarbon photochemistry. Charge migration and subsequent proton motion can mitigate radiation damage when heavier atoms absorb X-rays. If rapid enough, this can improve the fidelity of diffract-before-destroy measurements of biomolecular structure at X-ray-free electron lasers. Here we study X-ray-initiated(More)
The N-terminal beta-hairpin sequence of ubiquitin has been implicated as a folding nucleation site. To extend and stabilise the ubiquitin folding nucleus, we have inserted an autonomously folding 14-residue peptide sequence beta4 which in isolation forms a highly populated beta-hairpin (>70%) stabilised by local interactions. NMR structural analysis of the(More)
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