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dc.contributor.advisor Nikonowicz, Edward P.
dc.creatorO'Neil-Cabello, Erin
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:22:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:22:53Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/18790
dc.description.abstract This work describes how new methods for measuring one-bond, two-bond and three-bond heteronuclear and homonuclear residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) and 31P chemical shift anisotropy (31P CSA) values in RNA molecules of average size have been developed, facilitating the efficient, accurate and precise collection of these previously under-exploited but potentially powerful types of NMR structural constraints. These new methods for measuring RDCs and 31P CSA values have been developed using a 24 nucleotide hairpin derived from helix-35 of the 23S rRNA of E. coli, containing the psi746 modification, as a model molecule. A very large body of these types of NMR constraints has been carefully measured for helix-35psi746 using the novel methods. The residual dipolar coupling constraints can be implemented in structure calculations of RNA molecules, although the resultant structures must be interpreted with caution especially when RDCs from dynamic regions are included. The first round of structure calculations for helix-35psi746 has shown that the RDC constraints measured can have a dramatic impact on improving the quality of this RNA structure.
dc.format.extent 220 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectBiophysics
dc.title Development and structural application of NMR methods for the measurement of residual dipolar couplings and phosphorus-31 chemical shift anisotropy in RNA, using ribosomal helix-35 psi(746) as a model molecule
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Biophysics
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation O'Neil-Cabello, Erin. "Development and structural application of NMR methods for the measurement of residual dipolar couplings and phosphorus-31 chemical shift anisotropy in RNA, using ribosomal helix-35 psi(746) as a model molecule." (2004) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/18790.


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