Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Paramagnetic Macromolecules
ISBN/ASIN: 9789048145225,9789401585736,0792327675,079233163X,0792331966,0792333470 | 1995 | English | pdf | 391/403 pages | 15.2 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Claudio Luchinat, Mario Piccioli (auth.), Gerd N. La Mar (eds.) | Edition: 1
Since A. Kowalsky's first report of the spectrum of cytochrome c in 1965, interest in the detection, assignment and interpretation of paramagnetic molecules has surged, especially in the last decade.
Two classes of systems have played a key role in the development of the field: heme proteins and iron-sulfur proteins. These two systems are unique in many respects, one of which is that they contain well-defined chromophores, each of which can be studied in detail outside the protein matrix. They are the most successfully studied macromolecules, and the first eight and last six of the seventeen contributions to this book deal with heme and/or iron-sulfur proteins. The middle three chapters survey the progress on, and significant promise of, more difficult systems which do not possess a chromophore, but which have nevertheless yielded remarkable insights into their structure.