Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Research article
09 May 2022
Research article |  | 09 May 2022

Localising nuclear spins by pseudocontact shifts from a single tagging site

Henry W. Orton, Elwy H. Abdelkader, Lydia Topping, Stephen J. Butler, and Gottfried Otting


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on mr-2022-3', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Mar 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on mr-2022-3', Gottfried Otting, 23 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on mr-2022-3', Daniel Häussinger, 04 Apr 2022
  • AC2: 'Comment on mr-2022-3', Gottfried Otting, 06 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Gottfried Otting on behalf of the Authors (12 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Apr 2022) by Mehdi Mobli
Short summary
Installing a tag containing a paramagnetic metal ion on a protein can lead to large changes (pseudocontact shifts) in the resonances observed in NMR spectra. These are easily measured and contain valuable long-range structural information. The present work shows that a single tagging site furnished with different tags can be sufficient to localise atoms in proteins with high accuracy. In fact, this strategy works almost as well as the same number of tags distributed over multiple tagging sites.