13C, 15N resonance assignment of parts of the HET-s prion protein in its amyloid form

J Biomol NMR. 2006 Feb;34(2):75-87. doi: 10.1007/s10858-005-5582-7.


The partial 15N and 13C solid-state NMR resonance assignment of the HET-s prion protein fragment 218-289 in its amyloid form is presented. It is based on experiments measured at MAS frequencies in the range of 20-40 kHz using exclusively adiabatic polarization-transfer schemes. The resonance assignment within each residue is based on two-dimensional 13C-13C correlation spectra utilizing the DREAM mixing scheme. The sequential linking of the assigned residues used a set of two- and three-dimensional 15N-13C correlation experiments. Almost all cross peaks visible in the spectra are assigned, but only resonances from 43 of the 78 amino-acid residues could be detected. The missing residues are thought to be highly disordered and/or highly dynamic giving rise to broad resonance lines that escaped detection in the experiments applied. The line widths of the observed resonances are narrow and comparable to line widths observed in micro-crystalline samples. The 43 assigned residues are located in two fragments of about 20 residues.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Carbon Isotopes / chemistry
  • Fungal Proteins / chemistry*
  • Nitrogen Isotopes / chemistry
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular* / methods
  • Prions / chemistry*


  • Carbon Isotopes
  • Fungal Proteins
  • HET-S protein, Podospora anserina
  • Nitrogen Isotopes
  • Prions