Journal article

Protein effective rotational correlation times from translational self-diffusion coefficients measured by PFG-NMR

Shenggen Yao, Jeffrey J Babon, Raymond S Norton

Biophysical Chemistry | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2008

Abstract

Molecular rotational correlation times are of interest for many studies carried out in solution, including characterization of biomolecular structure and interactions. Here we have evaluated the estimates of protein effective rotational correlation times from their translational self-diffusion coefficients measured by pulsed-field gradient NMR against correlation times determined from both collective and residue-specific (15)N relaxation analyses and those derived from 3D structure-based hydrodynamic calculations. The results show that, provided the protein diffusive behavior is coherent with the Debye-Stokes-Einstein model, translational diffusion coefficients provide rapid estimates with r..

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