Monitoring side-chain dynamics of proteins using 2H relaxation

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  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a powerful technique capable of monitoring a wide range of motions in proteins on a per residue basis. A variety of 2H relaxation experiments have been developed for monitoring side-chain methyl group motions on the picosecond-nanosecond timescale. These experiments enable determination of the order parameter, S 2axis, which reports on the rigidity of the C-CH3 bond for side-chain methyl groups. The application of a commonly used subset of these experiments is described in this chapter. It is intended to serve as a practical guide to investigators interested in monitoring side-chain motions. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media,New York.
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  • Petit CM; Lee AL
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  • 3
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  • 27
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  • 1084