1H NMR studies on bovine cyclophilin: preliminary structural characterization of this specific cyclosporin A binding protein

Biochemistry. 1986 Nov 4;25(22):6778-84. doi: 10.1021/bi00370a008.


High-field 1H NMR spectroscopy has been used to study the conformation of the cytosolic cyclosporin A binding protein cyclophilin. For the drug-free form of cyclophilin, spectral editing methods in conjunction with a pH titration were used to identify all four His residues present in the protein, and two-dimensional COSY and RELAY spectroscopy was used to elucidate the scalar connectivities in the aromatic and upfield methyl regions of the spectrum. From these scalar connectivities, it was possible to distinguish between inter- and intraresidue dipolar interactions within the aromatic and upfield methyl regions of cyclophilin in the NOESY spectrum. The results of this analysis showed extensive interresidue cross-relaxation among and between these latter spectral regions indicative of the proximal relationships of several of these residues and the presence of a hydrophobic core within cyclophilin.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Carrier Proteins* / isolation & purification
  • Carrier Proteins* / metabolism
  • Cattle
  • Cyclosporins / metabolism
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy / methods
  • Peptidylprolyl Isomerase
  • Protein Binding
  • Protein Conformation
  • Thymus Gland / metabolism


  • Carrier Proteins
  • Cyclosporins
  • Peptidylprolyl Isomerase