nmr entry in PPS96 glossary

Christoph Weber (weber@scripps.edu)
Thu, 14 Mar 1996 15:51:43 -0800

Hi all,

I just checked the nmr entry in the PPS96 glossary.
I don't mean to offend anyone, but the information contained seems off-topic in
the context of a protein structure course by referring to magnetic resonance
imaging and has completely wrong details when it states that it 'uses the
magnetic resonance of covalent bonds'.

I propose to replace the entry with the following:

"Nuclear magnetic resonance is a method of spectroscopy. Structurally relevant
information that can be obtained from NMR includes:
short interatomic distances (up to ~5 A)
dihedral angles
hydrogen bonding
motion and order parameters
This data can be used to deduce the secondary and tertiary structure of
proteins up to 30 kDa."

Having worked in the field for 9 years now, I believe the above to be accurate
and to the point and hopefully understandable. What do others think?


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