Biopolymers and NMR analysis (2009/2010)

Course partially running

Course code
4S00204
Name of lecturer
Henriette Molinari
Coordinator
Henriette Molinari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
5
Academic sector
CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2nd Semester dal Mar 1, 2010 al Jun 15, 2010.

Lesson timetable

2nd Semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Laboratory Gamma  
Monday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Laboratory Gamma  

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide the students with the knowledge of one of the most important methodology in the field of structural biology, namely Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). NMR can investigate the structure-function correlation of biological macromolecules and deal with the study of complex biological systems. The course, after a short treatment of the basic protein architecture and of the available softwares for visulaisation and analysis of biomolecules, will be substantially dedicated to the investigation of the basic concepts of NMR related to the study of proteins and other biological macromolecules.

Syllabus

Introduction to NMR applied to the study of proteins
basics of the methods
Concept of spin- magnetic moment, precession, larmor frequency,rotating frame, excitation of the signal.
The receiver.
Molecular motions and fluctuating fields.Analysis of motions in proteins
Relaxation measurements: T1 and T2. Nuclear overhauser effect
1D NMR.
Chemical shift
Jcoupling
Scalar and dipolar coupling
2D NMR. COSY, NOESY, TOCSY
Strategies for protein assignment.
Structural restraints- Structure calculations.
3D experiments: isotope labelling
Protein folding
Protein-protein and protein ligand interaction
methoda for the determination of the dissociation constant by NMR

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will deal with the presentation and discussion of a paper, dealing with the issues treated during the course, which will be assigned to the student.

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