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Simultaneous observation of positive and negative nuclear Overhauser effects in oligopeptides due to segmental motio

Uma, K and Balaram, Hemalatha and Raghothama, S and Balaram, Padmanabhan (1988) Simultaneous observation of positive and negative nuclear Overhauser effects in oligopeptides due to segmental motio. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 151 (1). pp. 153-157.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0006-291X(88)90572-4

Abstract

Nuclear Overhauser effect (NOE) studies of the symmetrical cystine peptides (Formula: see text) (n = 1-3) in dimethylsulfoxide, have resulted in the simultaneous observation of both positive and negative NOEs. Positive NOEs are observed on the Trp C2H and C4H protons of the indole ring upon irradiation of Trp C alpha H and C beta H2 resonances in the peptides where n = 1 and 2. Negative NOEs are observed between backbone NH and C alpha H protons. The magnitudes of the observed NOEs are sensitive to changes in molecular size and solvent viscosity. The results demonstrate that NOEs may be a useful probe of sidechain segmental motion in oligopeptides.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 07:08
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27229

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