Miguel Llinás

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PDC109 is a modular multi-domain protein with two fibronectin type II (Fn2) repeats joined by a linker. It plays a major role in bull sperm binding to the oviductal epithelium through its interactions with phosphorylcholines (PhCs), a head group of sperm cell membrane lipids. The crystal structure of the PDC109-PhC complex shows that each PhC binds to the(More)
We demonstrate the feasibility of computing realistic spatial proton distributions for proteins in solution from experimental NMR nuclear Overhauser effect data only and with minimal assignments. The method, CLOUDS, relies on precise and abundant interproton distance restraints calculated via a relaxation matrix analysis of sets of experimental nuclear(More)
ABACUS [Grishaev et al. (2005) Proteins 61:36-43] is a novel protocol for automated protein structure determination via NMR. ABACUS starts from molecular fragments defined by unassigned J-coupled spin-systems and involves a Monte Carlo stochastic search in assignment space, probabilistic sequence selection, and assembly of fragments into structures that are(More)
The NMR-generated foc proton density affords a template to which the molecule has to be fitted to derive the structure. Here we present a computational protocol that achieves this goal. H(N) atoms are readily recognizable from (1)H/(2)H exchange or (1)H/(15)N heteronuclear single quantum correlation (HSQC) experiments. The primary structure is threaded(More)
The ABACUS algorithm obtains the protein NMR structure from unassigned NOESY distance restraints. ABACUS works as an integrated approach that uses the complete set of available NMR experimental information in parallel and yields spin system typing, NOE spin pair identities, sequence specific resonance assignments, and protein structure, all at once. The(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) contains three fibronectin type II (col) modules that contribute to its collagen specificity. We observed that the CD spectra of the separate col modules account for the CD and temperature profiles of the in-tandem col-123 construct. Thus, to the extent of not significantly perturbing the secondary structure and thermal(More)
NMR frequency assignments are usually considered a prerequisite for the analysis of NOESY spectra, in turn required for the calculation of biomolecular structures. In contrast, as we propose here, relatively high numbers of unambiguous NOE identities can be consistently achieved in an automated manner by relying only on grouping resonances into connected(More)
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