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The focus of structural biology is on studies of the highly populated, ground states of biological molecules; states that are only sparsely and transiently populated are more difficult to probe because they are invisible to most structural methods. Yet, such states can play critical roles in biochemical processes such as ligand binding, enzyme catalysis,(More)
The dynamics of adenylate kinase of Escherichia coli (AKeco) and its complex with the inhibitor AP(5)A, are characterized by correlating the theoretical results obtained with the Gaussian Network Model (GNM) and the anisotropic network model (ANM) with the order parameters and correlation times obtained with Slowly Relaxing Local Structure (SRLS) analysis(More)
Enhanced internal mobility in proteins is typically functional. Domain motion in enzymes, necessarily related to catalysis, is a prototype in this context. Experimental (15)N spin relaxation data from E. coli adenylate kinase report qualitatively on nanosecond motion experienced by the domains AMPbd and LID. Previous quantitative analysis based on the(More)
Under certain experimental conditions peptide solutions can generate sufficient NMR data for structure determination. Yet, unlike proteins, peptides typically prevail as ensembles of interconverting structures, and therefore, the experimental variables (which are intensities of cross peaks in nuclear Overhauser enhancement spectroscopy (NOESY) spectra, or(More)
NMR spin relaxation of (2)H nuclei in (13)CH(2)D groups is a powerful method for studying side-chain motion in proteins. The analysis is typically carried out with the original model-free (MF) approach adapted to methyl dynamics. The latter is described in terms of axial local motions around, and of, the methyl averaging axis, mutually decoupled and(More)
The slowly relaxing local structure (SRLS) approach, developed for NMR spin relaxation analysis in proteins, is applied herein to amide ¹⁵N relaxation in deoxy and carbonmonoxy hemoglobin. Experimental data including ¹⁵N T₁, T₂ and ¹⁵N-{¹H} NOE, acquired at 11.7 and 14.1 T, and 29 and 34 °C, are analyzed. The restricted local motion of the N-H bond is(More)
An integrated computational methodology for interpreting NMR spin relaxation in proteins has been developed. It combines a two-body coupled-rotator stochastic model with a hydrodynamics-based approach for protein diffusion, together with molecular dynamics based calculations for the evaluation of the coupling potential of mean force. The method is applied(More)
15N–H relaxation parameters from ribonuclease HI (RNase H), acquired in previous work at magnetic fields of 14.1 and 18.8 T, and at 300 K, are analyzed with the mode-coupling slowly relaxing local structure (SRLS) approach. In accordance with standard theoretical treatments of restricted motions, SRLS approaches N-H bond dynamics from a tensorial(More)