Sensitivity-enhanced sim-CT HMQC PFG-HBHA(CO)NH and PFG-CBCA(CO)NH triple-resonance experiments.

Research paper by G V GV Swapna, G T GT Montelione

Indexed on: 25 Mar '99Published on: 25 Mar '99Published in: Journal of Magnetic Resonance


Short transverse relaxation times of Calpha and Cbeta single-quantum coherences reduce the sensitivity of triple-resonance experiments involving transfers of Calpha/Cbeta or Halpha/Hbeta coherences. Multiple-quantum line-narrowing techniques improve the relaxation properties of 13C coherences, thereby increasing the sensitivity of the experiment. In the present work, we describe PFG-CBCA(CO)NH and PFG-HBHA(CO)NH experiments that utilize heteronuclear multiple-quantum coherences in a simultaneous constant-time period to obtain completely decoupled spectra with improved sensitivity. Results indicate that approximately 30% of cross peaks show an average enhancement of approximately 15% in the CBCA(CO)NH experiment. In the related HBHA(CO)NH experiment, approximately 97% of the cross peaks show an average enhancement of approximately 40%.