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The conformation of the 26-residue polypeptide melittin has been studied using 1H-NMR spectroscopy in methanolic solution. The 1H-NMR spectrum of melittin has been assigned using two-dimensional NMR techniques and the secondary structure has been calculated from nuclear Overhauser enhancement data using distance geometry and restrained molecular dynamics(More)
1H-NMR spectroscopy has been used to study the conformation and dynamics of the isolated tailpiece from human serum immunoglobulin M, a 22-residue peptide containing a single asparagine glycosylation site. The peptide is isolated as a set of glycoforms, varying only in the sequence of the oligosaccharide attached at the glycosylation site. The(More)
Das folhas de Guarea kunthiana foram obtidos um novo diterpeno com esqueleto do tipo caurano (ent-caur-16-eno-2-ona), além de oito diterpenos (ent-caur-16-eno, ent-3αe 3β-hidroxicaur16-eno, kolavelool, kolavenol, kolavenal, ent-13-epi-óxido de manoíla e (-)-neftenol), quatro sesquiterpenos (alismol, alismóxido, espatulenol e 4β,10α-aromadendranodiol),(More)
The structure and dynamic properties of bee venom melittin and a synthetic analogue, [Ala14]-melittin (melittin P14A), are compared, using high resolution 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and amide exchange measurements in methanol. P14A is shown to adopt a regular, stable alpha-helical conformation in solution without the flexibility around(More)
A fundamental problem in the determination of molecular structure by n.m.r. spectroscopy is insufficient experimental constraints. This problem is particularly marked for oligosaccharides, where few constraints are available across glycosidic linkages. By calculating distances as a function of dihedral angle, it is shown that, in general, two n.O.e.(More)
Molecular dynamics simulations of the Man alpha 1----2Man alpha glycosidic linkage found in the N-linked glycans of glycoproteins were performed in vacuo and in the presence of water. In the latter case significant dampening of the molecular fluctuations was found when compared to the in vacuo simulation. A 500-ps dynamics simulation in water showed only(More)
The structure of human calcitonin gene-related peptide 1 (hCGRP-1) has been determined by 1H NMR in a mixed-solvent system of 50% trifluoroethanol/50% H2O at pH 3.7 and 27 degrees C. Complete resonance assignment was achieved by using two-dimensional methods. Distance restraints for structure calculations were obtained by semiquantitative analysis of intra-(More)
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