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The green tea compound epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) inhibits Alzheimer's disease β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) neurotoxicity. Solution-state NMR allows probing initial EGCG-Aβ interactions. We show that EGCG-induced Aβ oligomers adopt a well-defined structure and are amenable for magic angle spinning solid-state NMR investigations. We find that EGCG(More)
Septins constitute a family of GTP-binding proteins that are involved in a variety of biological processes. Several isoforms have been implicated in disease, but the molecular mechanisms underlying pathogenesis are poorly understood. Here, we show that depletion of SEPT9 decreases surface levels of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) by enhancing(More)
Membrane proteins in their native cellular membranes are accessible by dynamic nuclear polarization magic angle spinning solid-state NMR spectroscopy without the need of purification and reconstitution (see picture). Dynamic nuclear polarization is essential to achieve the required gain in sensitivity to observe the membrane protein of interest.
We study the uniformly 13C,15N isotopically enriched Escherichia coli multidrug resistance transporter EmrE using MAS solid-state NMR. Solid-state NMR can provide complementary structural information as the method allows studying membrane proteins in their native environment as no detergent is required for reconstitution. We compare the spectra obtained(More)
The structures of oligomeric intermediate states in the aggregation process of Alzheimer's disease β-amyloid peptides have been the subject of debate for many years. Bacterial inclusion bodies contain large amounts of small heat shock proteins (sHSPs), which are highly homologous to those found in the plaques of the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients.(More)
Magic-angle spinning (MAS) solid-state NMR becomes an increasingly important tool for the determination of structures of membrane proteins and amyloid fibrils. Extensive deuteration of the protein allows multidimensional experiments with exceptionally high sensitivity and resolution to be obtained. Here we present an experimental strategy to measure highly(More)
We present a comprehensive analysis of protein dynamics for a micro-crystallin protein in the solid-state. Experimental data include (15)N T (1) relaxation times measured at two different magnetic fields as well as (1)H-(15)N dipole, (15)N CSA cross correlated relaxation rates which are sensitive to the spectral density function J(0) and are thus a measure(More)
Assignment of proteins in MAS (magic angle spinning) solid-state NMR relies so far on correlations among heteronuclei. This strategy is based on well dispersed resonances in the (15)N dimension. In many complex cases like membrane proteins or amyloid fibrils, an additional frequency dimension is desirable in order to spread the amide resonances. We show(More)