Journal article

2-DIMENSIONAL NUCLEAR-MAGNETIC-RESONANCE STUDY OF BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE IN AQUEOUS-SOLUTION

KJ NIELSEN, PR BARRON, DJ CRAIK, PF LAMBERT, JD WADE

BIOCHEMISTRY INTERNATIONAL | ACADEMIC PRESS AUST | Published : 1991

Abstract

Two dimensional NMR spectra of porcine brain natriuretic peptide have been recorded at 400 MHz. Peak assignments have been made and the combined information from chemical shifts, coupling constants, temperature coefficients, exchange studies and nuclear Overhauser effects has been used to determine the conformation of pBNP in aqueous media. Overall the peptide appears to be conformationally averaged with the possibility of some restricted flexibility in localized regions. The conformation of porcine brain natriuretic peptide in water is compared to previous studies in d6-DMSO and to studies of atrial natriuretic peptide and some closely related analogues in H2O and d6-DMSO.