Conventional NMR pulse sequences record one spectrum per experiment, while spending most of the time waiting for the spin system to return to the equilibrium. As a result, a full set of multidimensional NMR experiments for biological macromolecules may take up to several months to complete. Here, we present a practical guide for setting up a new class of MAS solid-state NMR experiments (POE or polarization optimized experiments) that enable the simultaneous acquisition of multiple spectra of proteins, accelerating data acquisition. POE exploit the long-lived 15N polarization of isotopically labeled proteins and enable one to obtain up to eight spectra, by concatenating classical NMR pulse sequences. This new strategy propels data throughput of solid-state NMR spectroscopy of fibers, microcrystalline preparations, as well as membrane proteins.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Methods in Molecular Biology|
|Publisher||Humana Press Inc.|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - 2018|
|Name||Methods in Molecular Biology|
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