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Miklos et al. 2 Macromolecular crowding with PVP40 stabilizes the I29A/I37H variant of 0 CI2 relative to dilute solution. Values of DG0op in 300 g/L PVP40 (cyan) and dilute solution (green) are plotted versus residue number. The height of each bar represents the average from three trials. The error bars represent the standard deviation. 4 at 37  C. The inset shows the backbone structure of PVP. Reprinted with permission from Charlton et al. (2008). Copyright 2008 American Chemical Society. 4. , 2008).

The supernatant is transferred to an NMR tube, which is immediately placed in the magnet. , 1992). Multiple (20–24) sequential 15N–1H HSQC spectra are obtained using the established parameters. Upon completion, the sample tube is again examined for aggregates and the pH is checked. The HSQC data are then processed, making sure to use the same processing parameters for each spectrum, to yield a list of residue numbers with crosspeak volumes as a function of time. To determine kobs, each peak decay plot is fitted to a three parameter exponential function.

2008). With the knowledge that the intrinsic exchange rate is not changed by the experimental setup, amide 1H exchange experiments can proceed. 6. A Protocol for Amide 1H Exchange There are two methods to prepare a sample for amide 1H exchange. Buffer exchange can be achieved by using centrifugal filter devices, but the viscosity of crowded solutions makes buffer exchange difficult. Alternatively, lyophilized protein can be added to prepared solutions. The latter method is greatly preferred for the sake of time and convenience.

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