NMR Spectroscopy Approach to Study the Structure, Orientation, and Mechanism of the Multidrug Exporter EmrE

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1700)


Multidrug exporters are a class of membrane proteins that remove antibiotics from the cytoplasm of bacteria and in the process confer multidrug resistance to the organism. This chapter outlines the sample preparation and optimization of oriented solid-state NMR experiments applied to the study of structure and dynamics for the model transporter EmrE from the small multidrug resistance (SMR) family.

Key words

Solid-state NMR PISEMA NMR pedagogy Membrane proteins Multidrug resistance Bicelles 



This work was supported by NIH (R01AI108889) and NSF (MCB1506420). M.L. acknowledges support from a Margaret-Strauss Kramer Fellowship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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