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Quantitative solid-state NMR distance measurements in strongly coupled spin systems are often complicated due to the simultaneous presence of multiple noncommuting spin interactions. In the case of zeroth-order homonuclear dipolar recoupling experiments, the recoupled dipolar interaction between distant spins is attenuated by the presence of stronger(More)
Inflammasomes are multiprotein complexes that control the innate immune response by activating caspase-1, thus promoting the secretion of cytokines in response to invading pathogens and endogenous triggers. Assembly of inflammasomes is induced by activation of a receptor protein. Many inflammasome receptors require the adapter protein ASC(More)
We consider atoms with closed shells, i.e., the electron number N is 2, 8, 10, ..., and weak electron-electron interaction. Then there exists a unique solution γ of the Dirac-Fock equations [D (γ) g,α , γ] = 0 with the additional property that γ is the orthogonal projector onto the first N positive eigenvalues of the Dirac-Fock operator D (γ) g,α. Moreover,(More)
Despite its central importance for understanding the molecular basis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), high-resolution structural information on amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) fibrils, which are intimately linked with AD, is scarce. We report an atomic-resolution fibril structure of the Aβ1-40 peptide with the Osaka mutation (E22Δ), associated with early-onset AD. The(More)
We have studied two different beta-peptides in methanol using explicit solvent molecular dynamics simulations and the GROMOS 53A6 force field: a heptapeptide (peptide 1) expected to form a left-handed 3(14)-helix, and a hexapeptide (peptide 2) expected to form a beta-hairpin in solution. Our analysis has focused on identifying and analyzing the stability of(More)
Solid-state NMR is an emerging structure determination technique for crystalline and non-crystalline protein assemblies, e.g., amyloids. Resonance assignment constitutes the first and often very time-consuming step to a structure. We present ssFLYA, a generally applicable algorithm for automatic assignment of protein solid-state NMR spectra. Application to(More)
Partial deuteration is a powerful tool to increase coherence life times and spectral resolution in proton solid-state NMR. The J coupling to deuterium needs, however, to be decoupled to maintain the good resolution in the (usually indirect) (13)C dimension(s). We present a simple and reversible way to expand a commercial 1.3mm HCN MAS probe with a (2)H(More)