Applications of Variable-angle Sample Spinning Experiments to the Measurement of Scaled Residual Dipolar Couplings and 15N CSA in Soluble Proteins
Authors: Lancelot, Nathalie; Elbayed, Karim; Piotto, Martial
Source: Journal of Biomolecular NMR, Volume 33, Number 3, November 2005 , pp. 153-161(9)
Abstract:NMR spectra of ubiquitin in the presence of bicelles at a concentration of 32% w/v have been recorded at 700 MHz under sample spinning conditions at the magic angle (54.7°) and at an angle of 45.5°. At the magic angle, the 1H–15N HSQC spectrum of ubiquitin in bicelles is virtually indistinguishable from the one recorded on the protein in solution. Spinning the sample at the magic angle creates an isotropic environment with no preferred bicelle orientations, thus allowing the determination of scalar coupling constants. For an angle of rotation of 45.5°, the bicelles orient with their normal perpendicular to the spinning axis leading to the observation of strong residual dipolar couplings and chemical shift variations of the 15N resonances.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2005-11-01