Automated structure determination from NMR spectra.

Research paper by Peter P Güntert

Indexed on: 23 Sep '08Published on: 23 Sep '08Published in: European Biophysics Journal


Automated methods for protein structure determination by NMR have increasingly gained acceptance and are now widely used for the automated assignment of distance restraints and the calculation of three-dimensional structures. This review gives an overview of the techniques for automated protein structure analysis by NMR, including both NOE-based approaches and methods relying on other experimental data such as residual dipolar couplings and chemical shifts, and presents the FLYA algorithm for the fully automated NMR structure determination of proteins that is suitable to substitute all manual spectra analysis and thus overcomes a major efficiency limitation of the NMR method for protein structure determination.