Biophysics of structure and mechanism

, Volume 3, Issue 3–4, pp 303–315 | Cite as

1H NMR studies at 360 Mhz of the methyl groups in native and chemically modified basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor (BPTI)

  • Antonio De Marco
  • Harald Tschesche
  • Gerhard Wagner
  • Kurt Wüthrich


In the 1H NMR spectra obtained at 360 MHz after digital resolution enhancement, the multiplet resonances of the methyl groups in the basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor (BPTI) were resolved. With suitable double irradiation techniques the individual methyl resonances were assigned to the different types of aliphatic amino acid residues. Furthermore, from pH titration and comparison of the native protein with chemically modified BPTI, the resonance lines of Ala 16 in the active site and Ala 58 at the C-terminus were identified. Potential applications of the resolved methyl resonances as natural NMR probes for studies of the molecular conformations are discussed.

Key words

NMR Proteinase inhibitor Protein modification Protein structure Basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio De Marco
    • 1
  • Harald Tschesche
    • 2
  • Gerhard Wagner
    • 1
  • Kurt Wüthrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Molekularbiologie und BiophysikEidgenössische Technische HochschuleZürich-HönggerbergSwitzerland
  2. 2.Organisch-chemisches Laboratorium, Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie und BiochemieTechnische UniversitÄt MünchenMünchenFederal Republic of Germany

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