Transient hydrogen bonding in uniformly 13C, 15N labeled carbohydrates in water
2012 (English)In: Biopolymers, ISSN 0006-3525, E-ISSN 1097-0282, Vol. 97, no 3, 145-154 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report NMR studies of transient hydrogen bonding in a polysaccharide (PS) dissolved in water without cosolvent at ambient temperature. The PS portion of the Escherichia coli O142 lipopolysaccharide is comprised of repeating pentasaccharide units of GalNAc (N-acetyl galactosamine), GlcNAc (N-acetyl glucosamine), and rhamnose in a 3:1:1 ratio, respectively. A 105-ns molecular dynamics (MD) simulation on one pentasaccharide repeat unit predicts transient inter-residue hydrogen bonds from the GalNAc NH groups in the PS. To investigate these predictions experimentally, the PS was uniformly 13C,15N enriched and the NH, carbonyl, C2, C4, and methyl resonances of the GalNAc and GlcNAc residues assigned using through-bond triple-resonance NMR experiments. Temperature dependence of amide NH chemical shifts and one-bond NH J couplings support that NH groups on two of the GalNAc residues are donors in transient hydrogen bonds. The remaining GalNAc and GlcNAc NHs do not appear to be donors from either temperature-dependent chemical shifts or one-bond NH J couplings. These results substantiate the presence of weak or partial hydrogen bonds in carbohydrates, and that MD simulations of repeating units in PSs provide insight into overall PS structure and dynamics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley Periodicals, Inc. , 2012. Vol. 97, no 3, 145-154 p.
polysaccharides, carbohydrate NMR, oligosaccharide, isotopic labeling, molecular dynamics simulations, radial distribution function, hydrogen bonding
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-30113DOI: 10.1002/bip.21710ISI: 000298480400001PubMedID: 21858784OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-30113DiVA: diva2:241525