Martin Tollinger

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(15)N relaxation dispersion experiments were applied to the isolated N-terminal SH3 domain of the Drosophila protein drk (drkN SH3) to study microsecond to second time scale exchange processes. The drkN SH3 domain exists in equilibrium between folded (F(exch)) and unfolded (U(exch)) states under nondenaturing conditions in a ratio of 2:1 at 20 degrees C,(More)
A triple-resonance NMR pulse scheme is presented for measuring aspartic and glutamic acid side-chain pK(a) values in unfolded protein states where chemical shift overlap is limiting. The experiment correlates side-chain carboxyl carbon chemical shifts of these residues with the backbone amide proton chemical shift of the following residue. The methodology(More)
Allosteric regulation is an effective mechanism of control in biological processes. In allosteric proteins a signal originating at one site in the molecule is communicated through the protein structure to trigger a specific response at a remote site. Using NMR relaxation dispersion techniques we directly observe the dynamic process through which the KIX(More)
This report describes a novel NMR approach for mapping the interaction surface between an unlabeled ligand and a 13C,15N-labeled protein. The method relies on the spin inversion properties of the dipolar relaxation pathways and records the differential relaxation of two spin modes, where ligand and protein 1H magnetizations are aligned either in a parallel(More)
We demonstrate that conformational exchange processes in proteins on microsecond-to-millisecond time scales can be detected and quantified by solid-state NMR spectroscopy. We show two independent approaches that measure the effect of conformational exchange on transverse relaxation parameters, namely Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill relaxation-dispersion(More)
BACKGROUND Glutamate mutase is an adenosylcobamide (coenzyme B12) dependent enzyme that catalyzes the reversible rearrangement of (2S)-glutamate to (2S,3S)-3-methylaspartate. The enzyme from Clostridium tetanomorphum comprises two subunits (of 53.7 and 14.8 kDa) and in its active form appears to be an alpha 2 beta 2 tetramer. The smaller subunit, termed(More)
The refolding kinetics of bistable RNA sequences were studied in unperturbed equilibrium via (13)C exchange NMR spectroscopy. For this purpose a straightforward labeling technique was elaborated using a 2'-(13)C-methoxy uridine modification, which was prepared by a two-step synthesis and introduced into RNA using standard protocols. Using (13)C longitudinal(More)
Understanding protein stability is a significant challenge requiring characterization of interactions within both folded and unfolded states. Of these, electrostatic interactions influence ionization equilibria of acidic and basic groups and diversify their pK(a) values. The pH dependence of the thermodynamic stability (Delta G(FU)) of a protein arises as a(More)
We present a (13)C-based isotope labeling protocol for RNA. Using (6-(13)C)pyrimidine phosphoramidite building blocks, site-specific labels can be incorporated into a target RNA via chemical oligonucleotide solid-phase synthesis. This labeling scheme is particularly useful for studying milli- to microsecond dynamics via NMR spectroscopy, as an isolated spin(More)
Residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) have been observed in disordered states of several proteins. While their nonuniform values were initially surprising, it has been shown that reasonable approximation of experimental RDCs can be obtained using simple statistical coil models and assuming global alignment of each structure, provided that many thousands of(More)