Morten Bjerring

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The fibril structure formed by the amyloidogenic fragment SNNFGAILSS of the human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) is determined with 0.52 A resolution. Symmetry information contained in the easily obtainable resonance assignments from solid-state NMR spectra (see picture), along with long-range constraints, can be applied to uniquely identify the(More)
Oligomeric and protofibrillar aggregates formed by the amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) are believed to be involved in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Central to Alzheimer pathology is also the fact that the longer Aβ42 peptide is more prone to aggregation than the more prevalent Aβ40 . Detailed structural studies of Aβ oligomers and protofibrils have been(More)
We present novel pulse sequences for magic-angle-spinning solid-state NMR structural studies of (13)C,(15)N-isotope labeled proteins. The pulse sequences have been designed numerically using optimal control procedures and demonstrate superior performance relative to previous methods with respect to sensitivity, robustness to instrumental errors, and(More)
Three different techniques (adiabatic passage Hartman-Hahn cross-polarization, optimal control designed pulses, and EXPORT) are compared for transferring (15)N magnetization to (13)C in solid-state NMR experiments under magic-angle-spinning conditions. We demonstrate that, in comparison to adiabatic passage Hartman-Hahn cross-polarization, optimal control(More)
We present the first solid-state NMR experiments developed using optimal control theory. Taking heteronuclear dipolar recoupling in magic-angle-spinning NMR as an example, it proves possible to significantly improve the efficiency of the experiments while introducing robustness toward instrumental imperfections such as radio frequency inhomogeneity. The(More)
We present design of novel low-power homonuclear dipolar recoupling experiments for magic-angle-spinning solid-state NMR studies of proteins. The pulse sequences are developed by combining principles of symmetry-based dipolar recoupling and optimal control-based pulse sequence design. The scaffold of the pulse sequences is formed by known CN-type recoupling(More)
Cisplatin [cis-diamminedichloridoplatinum(II)] is used in chemotherapy where platinum–DNA adducts initiate tumor cell death. It is possible that side effects such as neurotoxicity and cellular cisplatin resistance can be due to interaction of cisplatin with lipids and the phospholipid bilayer. In this study, 13C, 31P, and 15N solid-state NMR spectra of(More)
A clever combination: an in situ solid-state NMR analysis of CsmA proteins in the heterogeneous environment of the photoreceptor of Chlorobaculum tepidum is reported. Using different combinations of 2D and 3D solid-state NMR spectra, 90 % of the CsmA resonances are assigned and provide on the basis of chemical shift data information about the structure and(More)
We present a new and highly efficient approach for heteronuclear coherence transfer in solid-state NMR spectroscopy under high-speed spinning conditions. The so-called (RESPIRATION)CP experiment exploits phase-alternated recoupling on only one of the two rf channels intertwined in a synchronized train of short rf pulses on both channels. The method provides(More)
The process of resonance assignment represents a time-consuming and potentially error-prone bottleneck in structural studies of proteins by solid-state NMR (ssNMR). Software for the automation of this process is therefore of high interest. Procedures developed through the last decades for solution-state NMR are not directly applicable for ssNMR due to the(More)