Distance Measurements in Biological Systems by EPR

  • Lawrence J. Berliner
  • Gareth R. Eaton
  • Sandra S. Eaton

Part of the Biological Magnetic Resonance book series (BIMR, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sandra S. Eaton, Gareth R. Eaton
    Pages 1-27
  3. Sandra S. Eaton, Gareth R. Eaton
    Pages 29-154
  4. Wenzhong Xiao, Yeon-Kyun Shin
    Pages 249-276
  5. Joseph C. McNulty, Glenn L. Millhauser
    Pages 277-307
  6. Sandra S. Eaton, Gareth R. Eaton
    Pages 347-381
  7. Petr. P. Borbat, Jack. H. Freed
    Pages 383-459
  8. G. Jeschke, M. Pannier, H. W. Spiess
    Pages 493-512
  9. K. V. Lakshmi, Gary W. Brudvig
    Pages 513-567
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 597-614

About this book


Distance measurements in biological systems by EPR The foundation for understanding function and dynamics of biological systems is knowledge of their structure. Many experimental methodologies are used for determination of structure, each with special utility. Volumes in this series on Biological Magnetic Resonance emphasize the methods that involve magnetic resonance. This volume seeks to provide a critical evaluation of EPR methods for determining the distances between two unpaired electrons. The editors invited the authors to make this a very practical book, with specific numerical examples of how experimental data is worked up to produce a distance estimate, and realistic assessments of uncertainties and of the range of applicability, along with examples of the power of the technique to answer biological problems. The first chapter is an overview, by two of the editors, of EPR methods to determine distances, with a focus on the range of applicability. The next chapter, also by the Batons, reviews what is known about electron spin relaxation times that are needed in estimating distances between spins or in selecting appropriate temperatures for particular experiments. Albert Beth and Eric Hustedt describe the information about spin-spin interaction that one can obtain by simulating CW EPR line shapes of nitroxyl radicals. The information in fluid solution CW EPR spectra of dual-spin labeled proteins is illustrated by Hassane Mchaourab and Eduardo Perozo.


electron spin electron spin echo magnetic resonance spectra spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence J. Berliner
    • 1
  • Gareth R. Eaton
    • 2
  • Sandra S. Eaton
    • 2
  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-0575-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47109-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0192-6020
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