Solid State NMR Spectroscopy for Biopolymers

Principles and Applications

by Hazime Saitô, Isao Ando, Akira Naito

‘‘Biopolymers’’ are polymeric materials of biological origin, including globular, membrane, and fibrous proteins, polypeptides, nucleic acids, po- saccharides, lipids, etc. and their assembly, although preference to respe- ive subjects may be different among readers who are more interested in their biological significance or industrial and/or medical applications. Nevert- less, characterizing or revealing their secondary structure and dynamics may be an equally very important and useful issue for both kinds of readers. Special interest in revealing the 3D structure of globular proteins, nucleic acids, and peptides was aroused in relation to the currently active Structural Biology. X-ray crystallography and multidimensional solution NMR sp- troscopy have proved to be the standard and indispensable means for this purpose. There remain, however, several limitations to this end, if one intends to expand its scope further. This is because these approaches are not always straightforward to characterize fibrous or membrane proteins owing to extreme difficulty in crystallization in the former, and insufficient spectral resolution due to sparing solubility or increased effective molecular mass in the presence of surrounding lipid bilayers in the latter.

  • Springer Netherlands; August 2006
  • ISBN: 9781402043031
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Solid State NMR Spectroscopy for Biopolymers
  • Author: Hazime Saitô; Isao Ando; Akira Naito
  • Imprint: Springer

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"This book surveys much of the current research in the area of biological solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and as such should be of great interest to the chemical, biochemical, and biophysical communities. The level is appropriate for graduate students, and the book would be an excellent textbook for a graduate level course in biological solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Its publication is timely considering the recent numerous developments in this area … ." (Michele Auger, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 129 (10), 2007)