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Thermodynamic Interpretation of Protein Dynamics from NMR Relaxation Measurements

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Abstract:

Protein dynamics and thermodynamics can be characterized through measurements of relaxation rates of side chain 2H and 13C, and backbone 15N nuclei using NMR spectroscopy. The rates reflect protein motions on timescales from picoseconds to milliseconds. Backbone and methyl side chain NMR relaxation measurements for several proteins are beginning to reveal the role of protein dynamics in protein stability and ligand binding.

Keywords: nmr spin relaxation; protein backbone and side chain dynamics; thermodynamics

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2174/0929866053587075

Affiliations: Department of Biochemistry,University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2H7, Canada.

Publication date: 2005-04-01

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