Protein Labeling Strategies for Improving the Efficiency of Structure Determination by NMR

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dc.contributor.advisor John Cavanagh, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor William Miller, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Michael Goshe, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Rogers, Constance Ann en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T17:56:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T17:56:56Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04-01 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-03282004-195953 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/588
dc.description.abstract Rapid and efficient methods for preparing isotopically labeled recombinant proteins and refining solved structures via NMR are presented. The former approach was developed for 2H⁄13C⁄15N isotopic labeling and specific protonation of the methyl groups of isoleucine, leucine, and valine (ILV) residues of rat brain calbindin D28K, a calcium sensor and buffer. This protocol produces cell mass using unlabeled rich media followed by exchange into labeled media at high cell density. Allowing for a short period for growth recovery and unlabeled metabolite clearance, the cells were induced. Additionally, the solution structure of LuxU, a subunit of the quorum sensing circuit of Vibrio harveyi, has been refined using residual dipolar coupling (RDC). In slightly anisotropic environments, large one-bond internuclear dipolar interactions no longer average to zero, and therefore can provide information on the average orientation of the corresponding vectors relative to the magnetic field. This ordering was induced by introducing Pf1 filamentous bacteriophage into a solution of 13C15N isotopically labeled LuxU. en_US
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dc.subject LuxU en_US
dc.subject residual dipolar coupling en_US
dc.subject Protein expression en_US
dc.subject NMR en_US
dc.subject calbindin D28K en_US
dc.subject isotopic labeling en_US
dc.title Protein Labeling Strategies for Improving the Efficiency of Structure Determination by NMR en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Biochemistry en_US


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