Optimal degree of protonation for 1H detection of aliphatic sites in randomly deuterated proteins as a function of the MAS frequency

S. Asami, K. Szekely, P. Schanda, B.H. Meier, B. Reif, Journal of Biomolecular NMR 54 (2012) 155–168.

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Asami, Sam; Szekely, Kathrin; Schanda, PaulIST Austria ; Meier, Beat H.; Reif, Bernd
Abstract
The 1H dipolar network, which is the major obstacle for applying proton detection in the solid-state, can be reduced by deuteration, employing the RAP (Reduced Adjoining Protonation) labeling scheme, which yields random protonation at non-exchangeable sites. We present here a systematic study on the optimal degree of random sidechain protonation in RAP samples as a function of the MAS (magic angle spinning) frequency. In particular, we compare 1H sensitivity and linewidth of a microcrystalline protein, the SH3 domain of chicken α-spectrin, for samples, prepared with 5–25 % H2O in the E. coli growth medium, in the MAS frequency range of 20–60 kHz. At an external field of 19.96 T (850 MHz), we find that using a proton concentration between 15 and 25 % in the M9 medium yields the best compromise in terms of sensitivity and resolution, with an achievable average 1H linewidth on the order of 40–50 Hz. Comparing sensitivities at a MAS frequency of 60 versus 20 kHz, a gain in sensitivity by a factor of 4–4.5 is observed in INEPT-based 1H detected 1D 1H,13C correlation experiments. In total, we find that spectra recorded with a 1.3 mm rotor at 60 kHz have almost the same sensitivity as spectra recorded with a fully packed 3.2 mm rotor at 20 kHz, even though ~20× less material is employed. The improved sensitivity is attributed to 1H line narrowing due to fast MAS and to the increased efficiency of the 1.3 mm coil.
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2012-08-23
Journal Title
Journal of Biomolecular NMR
Volume
54
Issue
2
Page
155-168
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Asami S, Szekely K, Schanda P, Meier BH, Reif B. Optimal degree of protonation for 1H detection of aliphatic sites in randomly deuterated proteins as a function of the MAS frequency. Journal of Biomolecular NMR. 2012;54(2):155-168. doi:10.1007/s10858-012-9659-9
Asami, S., Szekely, K., Schanda, P., Meier, B. H., & Reif, B. (2012). Optimal degree of protonation for 1H detection of aliphatic sites in randomly deuterated proteins as a function of the MAS frequency. Journal of Biomolecular NMR, 54(2), 155–168. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10858-012-9659-9
Asami, Sam, Kathrin Szekely, Paul Schanda, Beat H. Meier, and Bernd Reif. “Optimal Degree of Protonation for 1H Detection of Aliphatic Sites in Randomly Deuterated Proteins as a Function of the MAS Frequency.” Journal of Biomolecular NMR 54, no. 2 (2012): 155–68. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10858-012-9659-9.
S. Asami, K. Szekely, P. Schanda, B. H. Meier, and B. Reif, “Optimal degree of protonation for 1H detection of aliphatic sites in randomly deuterated proteins as a function of the MAS frequency,” Journal of Biomolecular NMR, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 155–168, 2012.
Asami S, Szekely K, Schanda P, Meier BH, Reif B. 2012. Optimal degree of protonation for 1H detection of aliphatic sites in randomly deuterated proteins as a function of the MAS frequency. Journal of Biomolecular NMR. 54(2), 155–168.
Asami, Sam, et al. “Optimal Degree of Protonation for 1H Detection of Aliphatic Sites in Randomly Deuterated Proteins as a Function of the MAS Frequency.” Journal of Biomolecular NMR, vol. 54, no. 2, Springer Nature, 2012, pp. 155–68, doi:10.1007/s10858-012-9659-9.

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