Wednesday, May 14, 2008

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130 (17), 5618–5619, 2008.

Toward the Characterization of Peptidoglycan Structure and Protein−Peptidoglycan Interactions by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
Thomas Kern, Sabine Hediger,Patrick Müller,§ Cécile Giustini, Bernard Joris, Catherine Bougault,Waldemar Vollmer, and Jean-Pierre Simorre

Solid-state NMR spectroscopy is applied to intact peptidoglycan sacculi of the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli. High-quality solid-state NMR spectra allow atom-resolved investigation of the peptidoglycan structure and dynamics as well as the study of protein−peptidoglycan interactions.

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