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Deuterium isotope shifts for backbone ¹H, ¹?N and ¹³C nuclei in intrinsically disordered protein ?-synuclein.


ABSTRACT: Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are abundant in nature and characterization of their potential structural propensities remains a widely pursued but challenging task. Analysis of NMR secondary chemical shifts plays an important role in such studies, but the output of such analyses depends on the accuracy of reference random coil chemical shifts. Although uniform perdeuteration of IDPs can dramatically increase spectral resolution, a feature particularly important for the poorly dispersed IDP spectra, the impact of deuterium isotope shifts on random coil values has not yet been fully characterized. Very precise (2)H isotope shift measurements for (13)C(?), (13)C(?), (13)C', (15)N, and (1)H(N) have been obtained by using a mixed sample of protonated and uniformly perdeuterated ?-synuclein, a protein with chemical shifts exceptionally close to random coil values. Decomposition of these isotope shifts into one-bond, two-bond and three-bond effects as well as intra- and sequential residue contributions shows that such an analysis, which ignores conformational dependence, is meaningful but does not fully describe the total isotope shift to within the precision of the measurements. Random coil (2)H isotope shifts provide an important starting point for analysis of such shifts in structural terms in folded proteins, where they are known to depend strongly on local geometry.

SUBMITTER: Maltsev AS 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC3457063 | BioStudies | 2012-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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