Improved chemical shift prediction by Rosetta conformational sampling
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- Tian, Y., Opella, S.J. & Marassi, F.M. J Biomol NMR (2012) 54: 237. doi:10.1007/s10858-012-9677-7
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Chemical shift frequencies represent a time-average of all the conformational states populated by a protein. Thus, chemical shift prediction programs based on sequence and database analysis yield higher accuracy for rigid rather than flexible protein segments. Here we show that the prediction accuracy can be significantly improved by averaging over an ensemble of structures, predicted solely from amino acid sequence with the Rosetta program. This approach to chemical shift and structure prediction has the potential to be useful for guiding resonance assignments, especially in solid-state NMR structural studies of membrane proteins in proteoliposomes.