Base-type-selective high-resolution 13C edited NOESY for sequential assignment of large RNAs.


Extensive spectral overlap presents a major problem for the NMR study of large RNAs. Here we present NMR techniques for resolution enhancement and spectral simplification of fully 13C labelled RNA. High-resolution 1H-13C correlation spectra are obtained by combining TROSY-type experiments with multiple-band-selective homonuclear 13C decoupling. An additional C-C filter sequence performs base-type-selective spectral editing. Signal loss during the filter is significantly reduced because of TROSY-type spin evolution. These tools can be inserted in any 13C-edited multidimensional NMR experiment. As an example we have chosen the 13C-edited NOESY which is a crucial experiment for sequential resonance assignment of RNA. Application to a 33-nucleotide RNA aptamer and a 76-nucleotide tRNA illustrates the potential of this new methodology.

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@article{Brutscher2001BasetypeselectiveH1, title={Base-type-selective high-resolution 13C edited NOESY for sequential assignment of large RNAs.}, author={Bernhard Brutscher and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Boisbouvier and Ēriks Kup{\vc}e and Carine Tisn{\'e} and F. Dardel and Dominique Marion and J. P. Simorre}, journal={Journal of biomolecular NMR}, year={2001}, volume={19 2}, pages={141-51} }