Marta G Carneiro

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Membrane proteins are involved in numerous vital biological processes. To understand membrane protein functionality, accurate structural information is required. Usually, structure determination and dynamics of membrane proteins are studied in micelles using either solution state NMR or X-ray crystallography. Even though invaluable information has been(More)
Protein motions over various time scales are crucial for protein function. NMR relaxation dispersion experiments play a key role in explaining these motions. However, the study of slow conformational changes with lowly populated states remained elusive. The recently developed exchange-mediated saturation transfer experiments allow the detection and(More)
Micro-to-millisecond motions of proteins transmit pivotal signals for protein function. A powerful technique for the measurement of these motions is nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. One of the most widely used methodologies for this purpose is the constant-time Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (CT-CPMG) relaxation dispersion experiment where kinetic and(More)
Lectins from different sources have been shown to interfere with HIV infection by binding to the sugars of viral-envelope glycoproteins. Three-dimensional atomic structures of a number of HIV-inactivating lectins have been determined, both as free proteins and in glycan-bound forms. However, details on the mechanism of recognition and binding to sugars are(More)
Human guanylate kinase (hGMPK) is a critical enzyme that, in addition to phosphorylating its physiological substrate (d)GMP, catalyzes the second phosphorylation step in the conversion of anti-viral and anti-cancer nucleoside analogs to their corresponding active nucleoside analog triphosphates. Until now, a high-resolution structure of hGMPK is unavailable(More)
Methyl groups are powerful probes for the analysis of structure, dynamics and function of supramolecular assemblies, using both solution- and solid-state NMR. Widespread application of the methodology has been limited due to the challenges associated with assigning spectral resonances to specific locations within a biomolecule. Here, we present Methyl(More)
NMR spectroscopy is a powerful technique that can provide valuable structural information for drug discovery endeavors. Here, we discuss the strengths (and limitations) of NMR applications to structure-based drug discovery, highlighting the different levels of resolution and throughput obtainable. Additionally, the emerging field of paramagnetic NMR in drug(More)
Lectins from different sources are known to interfere with HIV infection. The anti-viral activity is mediated by binding to high mannose sugars present on the viral envelope, thereby inhibiting cell entry. The lectin from Oscillatoria agardhii agglutinin (OAA) specifically recognizes a unique substructure of high mannose sugars and exhibits broad anti-HIV(More)
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