Band-selective 3D NOESY-TOCSY: Measurement of through-space correlations between aliphatic protons of membrane peptides and proteins in non-deuterated detergents
Le Guernevé, C.; Seigneuret, M.
Journal of Biomolecular NMR 8(2): 219-222
Recently the use of band-selective excitation to obtain 1H 2D NMR spectra of membrane peptides and proteins in non-deuterated detergents has been demonstrated [Seigneuret, M. and Levy, D. (1995) J. Biomol. NMR, 5, 345-352]. A limitation of the method was the inability to obtain through-space correlation between aliphatic protons. Here, a 3D F3-band-selective NOESY-TOCSY experiment is described that allows such correlations to be observed in the presence of an excess of non-deuterated detergent. Application to the measurement of proximities between aliphatic protons of the membrane peptide mastoparan X solubilized in non-deuterated n-octylglucoside is presented. With this additional experiment, it is now possible to obtain the same amount of structural constraints on membrane peptides and protein in non-deuterated detergent as in deuterated detergent and therefore to perform complete structural studies.