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NMR spectra of (23)Na(+) and (133)Cs(+) in gelatine in a silicone rubber tube that was stretched to various extents showed remarkably reproducible resonance multiplicity. The relative intensities of the components of the split peaks had ratios, 3:4:3, and 7:12:15:16:15:12:7, respectively, that conformed with those predicted using a Mathematica program. The(More)
Four derivatives of thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol were synthesized: 4-(hydroxymethyl)-5-isopropyl-2-methylphenol, 4,4'-methylenebis(5-isopropyl-2-methyl)phenol, 4-allyl-6-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methoxyphenol, and 4-(hydroxymethyl)-2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol. The obtained derivatives showed remarkably better antioxidative properties according to(More)
New brominated anthraquinone pigments, proisocrinins A-F (1-6), were isolated from the strikingly scarlet-colored stalked crinoid Proisocrinus ruberrimus, which had been collected in the deep sea of the Okinawa Trough, Japan. The structures of the compounds were elucidated by spectroscopic analysis including HRMS, 1D 1H and 13C NMR, and 2D NMR. CD(More)
Isolate GS4-97 was purified from an extraction juice sample of an Austrian beet sugar factory and affiliated to the newly described species Aneurinibacillus thermoaerophilus. It is closely related to the type strain of this species, A.thermoaerophilus L420-91(T), and possesses a square surface layer (S-layer) array composed of identical glycoprotein(More)
We report the cloning and expression of micro-myoglobin, a 78-amino-acid fragment containing residues 29-105 of sperm whale myoglobin, and spanning the region from mid-helix B to mid-helix G of the globin fold. In contrast to full-length myoglobin and to mini-myoglobin (residues 32-129), the micro-myoglobin apoprotein is almost unfolded. However, circular(More)
NMR images were obtained from the proton spin noise signals of a water-containing phantom, which was placed in the highly tuned, low-noise resonant circuit of a cryogenically cooled NMR probe in the presence of systematically varied magnetic field gradients. The spatially resolved proton spin density was obtained from the raw signal by a modified(More)
The paper is investigating the mechanism of stabilization of proteins by polyols at the molecular level. It is addressing the interactions of sorbitol, a polyol commonly used as a protein stabilizing agent, with hen egg white lysozyme, a well studied protein. Differential scanning calorimetry shows an increase in denaturation temperature of lysozyme upon(More)
Crystal structure determinations of two orthorhombic (P2(1)2(1)2(1)) crystal modifications of the biliverdin apomyoglobin complex are described. The two structures were determined by X-ray diffraction at 100 K to a resolution of 1.5 A and 1.4 A. Both crystal forms were grown by hanging-drop techniques, using phosphate as precipitant. The structures were(More)
We have systematically investigated the line shapes observed in proton nuclear spin-noise spectra which depend in a complex way on the properties of the resonance circuit, the number of spins present, transverse relaxation, inhomogeneous broadening, and radiation damping. Using highly sensitive high resolution probes these dependencies are investigated by(More)
We demonstrate that proton NMR noise signals, i.e. NMR spectra without excitation by radio frequency, can be obtained from solid samples. Experimental results are shown for static and magic-angle spinning conditions. In addition, a tuning procedure based on the probes' NMR noise characteristics and similar to the one described previously for liquids probes(More)