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Comparative NMR analysis of an 80-residue G protein-coupled receptor fragment in two membrane mimetic environments


Cohen, L S; Arshava, B; Neumoin, A; Becker, J M; Güntert, P; Zerbe, O; Naider, F (2011). Comparative NMR analysis of an 80-residue G protein-coupled receptor fragment in two membrane mimetic environments. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1808(11):2674-2684.

Abstract

Fragments of integral membrane proteins have been used to study the physical chemical properties of regions of transporters and receptors. Ste2p(G31-T110) is an 80-residue polypeptide which contains a portion of the N-terminal domain, transmembrane domain 1 (TM1), intracellular loop 1, TM2 and part of extracellular loop 1 of the alpha-factor receptor (Ste2p) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The structure of this peptide was previously determined to form a helical hairpin in lyso-palmitoylphosphatidyl-glycerol micelles (LPPG) [1]. Herein, we perform a systematic comparison of the structure of this protein fragment in micelles and trifluoroethanol (TFE):water in order to understand whether spectra recorded in organic:aqueous medium can facilitate the structure determination in a micellar environment. Using uniformly labeled peptide and peptide selectively protonated on Ile, Val and Leu methyl groups in a perdeuterated background and a broad set of 3D NMR experiments we assigned 89% of the observable atoms. NOEs and chemical shift analysis were used to define the helical regions of the fragment. Together with constraints from paramagnetic spin labeling, NOEs were used to calculate a transiently folded helical hairpin structure for this peptide in TFE:water. Correlation of chemical shifts was insufficient to transfer assignments from TFE:water to LPPG spectra in the absence of further information.

Abstract

Fragments of integral membrane proteins have been used to study the physical chemical properties of regions of transporters and receptors. Ste2p(G31-T110) is an 80-residue polypeptide which contains a portion of the N-terminal domain, transmembrane domain 1 (TM1), intracellular loop 1, TM2 and part of extracellular loop 1 of the alpha-factor receptor (Ste2p) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The structure of this peptide was previously determined to form a helical hairpin in lyso-palmitoylphosphatidyl-glycerol micelles (LPPG) [1]. Herein, we perform a systematic comparison of the structure of this protein fragment in micelles and trifluoroethanol (TFE):water in order to understand whether spectra recorded in organic:aqueous medium can facilitate the structure determination in a micellar environment. Using uniformly labeled peptide and peptide selectively protonated on Ile, Val and Leu methyl groups in a perdeuterated background and a broad set of 3D NMR experiments we assigned 89% of the observable atoms. NOEs and chemical shift analysis were used to define the helical regions of the fragment. Together with constraints from paramagnetic spin labeling, NOEs were used to calculate a transiently folded helical hairpin structure for this peptide in TFE:water. Correlation of chemical shifts was insufficient to transfer assignments from TFE:water to LPPG spectra in the absence of further information.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords:NMR, , GPCR, , organic solvent
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:27 Oct 2011 14:27
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 13:45
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0006-3002
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamem.2011.07.011
PubMed ID:21791199

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