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Measurement of long-range cross-correlation rates using a combination of single- and multiple-quantum NMR spectroscopy in one experiment

A method is described to det. long-range cross-correlations between the modulations of an anisotropic chem. shift (e.g., of a C' carbonyl carbon in a protein) and the fluctuations of a weak long-range dipolar interaction (e.g., in cross-correlation between the same C' carbonyl and the HN proton of the neighboring amide group). Such long-range correlations are difficult to measure because the corresponding long-range scalar couplings are so small that Redfield's secular approxn. is often violated. The method, which combines features of single- and double-quantum NMR spectroscopy, allows one to cancel the effects of dominant short-range dipolar interactions (e.g., between the CSA of the amide nitrogen N and the dipolar coupling to its attached proton HN) and is designed so that the secular approxn. is rescued even if the scalar coupling between the long-range dipolar coupling partners is very small. The cross-correlation rates thus detd. in ubiquitin cover a wide range because of local motions and variations of the CSA tensors. [on SciFinder (R)]


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