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For detection of biological events in vitro, sensors using hyperpolarized (129)Xe NMR can become a powerful tool, provided the approach can bridge the gap in sensitivity. Here we propose constructs based on the non-selective grafting of cryptophane precursors on holo-transferrin. This biological system was chosen because there are many receptors on the cell(More)
The structure and conformation of the synthetic pentasaccharide Gal(beta 1-4){Fuc(alpha 1-3)}GlcNAc(beta 1-3)Gal(beta 1-4)Glc-beta OMe of the Lewis(X) family has been determined by NMR spectroscopy in dimethyl sulfoxide and methanol. In these solvents, the binding constants with calcium have been evaluated as 9.5 and 29.6 M-1, respectively. Study of the(More)
Cryptophanes bearing OCH(2)COOH groups in place of the methoxy groups represent a new class of xenon-carrier molecules soluble in water at biological pH. By using (1)H and (129)Xe NMR (thermally- and laser-polarized dissolved gas), the structural and dynamical behaviors of these host molecules as well as their interaction with xenon are studied. They are(More)
By using spin-noise type measurement we show that the resonance frequency of the reception circuit of classical NMR spectrometers does not match the Larmor frequency even if, in emission, the electronic circuit is perfectly tuned at the Larmor frequency and matches the amplifier impedance. We also show that this spin-noise method can be used to ensure a(More)
Cadmium is a heavy metal and a pollutant that can be found in large quantities in the environment from industrial waste. Its toxicity for living organisms could arise from its ability to alter thiol-containing cellular components. Glutathione is an abundant tripeptide (γ-Glu-Cys-Gly) that is described as the first line of defence against cadmium in many(More)
We have carried out a solution study of two non-labelled self-complementary DNA dodecamers d(GACTGTACAGTC)2 and d(GACTGTGCAGTC)2 by NMR, the second sequence composed of two G-T mismatches. Structures were determined using distances extracted from NOE effects alone or using both NOE and RDC constraints, measured in three different liquid crystalline media.(More)
The advantages of using off-resonance rf fields in heteronuclear self-relaxation experiments are explored on a fully (15)N-enriched protein. It is firstly shown that in the absence of slow motions the longitudinal and transverse (15)N self-relaxation rate values derived with this method are in agreement with the ones measured by the classical(More)
Ordering particles at the nanometre length scale is a challenging and active research area in materials science. Several approaches have so far been developed, ranging from the manipulation of individual particles to the exploitation of self-assembly in colloids. Nanometre-scale ordering is well known to appear spontaneously when anisotropic organic(More)
The interaction of xenon with cryptophane derivatives is analyzed by NMR by using either thermal or hyperpolarized noble gas. Twelve hosts differing by their stereochemistry, cavity size, and the nature and the number of the substituents on the aromatic rings have been included in the study, in the aim of extracting some clues for the optimization of(More)