High-resolution protein hydration NMR experiments: Probing how protein surfaces interact with water and other non-covalent ligands Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • High-resolution solution NMR experiments are extremely useful to characterize the location and the dynamics of hydrating water molecules at atomic resolution. However, these methods are severely limited by undesired incoherent transfer pathways such as those arising from exchange-relayed intra-molecular cross-relaxation. Here, we review several complementary exchange network editing methods that can be used in conjunction with other types of NMR hydration experiments such as magnetic relaxation dispersion and 1J(NC') measurements to circumvent these limitations. We also review several recent contributions illustrating how the original solution hydration NMR pulse sequence architecture has inspired new approaches to map other types of non-covalent interactions going well beyond the initial scope of hydration. Specifically, we will show how hydration NMR methods have evolved and have been adapted to binding site mapping, ligand screening, protein-peptide and peptide-lipid interaction profiling.

publication date

  • March 2006