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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)
Structural studies of polytopic membrane proteins are often hampered by the vagaries of these proteins in membrane mimetic environments and by the difficulties in handling them with conventional techniques. Designing and creating water-soluble analogues with preserved native structures offer an attractive alternative. We report here solution NMR studies of(More)
Adenylate kinase from E. coli (AKeco), folded into domains CORE, AMPbd, and LID, catalyzes the reaction AMP + ATP <--> 2ADP. Previous X-ray crystallography and optical solution methods showed that the domains AMPbd and LID, and the conserved P-loop, execute large-amplitude catalysis-related motions. We used (15)N NMR spin relaxation methods to find that the(More)
Adenylate kinase from Escherichia coli (AKeco), consisting of a single 23.6 kDa polypeptide chain folded into domains CORE, AMPbd, and LID, catalyzes the reaction AMP + ATP --> 2ADP. Domains LID and AMPbd execute large-scale movements during catalysis. Backbone dynamics of ligand-free and AP(5)A-inhibitor-bound AKeco were studied comparatively with (15)N(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)
A small linear peptide in solution may populate several stable states (called here microstates) in thermodynamic equilibrium; elucidating its dynamic three dimensional structure by multi- dimensional nmr is complex since the experimentally measured nuclear Overhauser effect intensities (NOEs) represent averages over the individual contributions. We propose(More)
Adenylate kinase from Escherichia coli (AKeco), consisting of a 23.6-kDa polypeptide chain folded into domains CORE, AMPbd, and LID catalyzes the reaction AMP + ATP <--> 2ADP. The domains AMPbd and LID execute large-amplitude movements during catalysis. Backbone dynamics of ligand-free and AP(5)A-inhibitor-bound AKeco is studied with slowly relaxing local(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)