Biological membranes are rich in low-frequency motion

B. A. Cornell*, R. G. Hiller, J. Raison, F. Separovic, R. Smith, J. C. Vary, C. Morris

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    Using 13C cross-polarization NMR techniques, we have found that the effect of protein on the dynamics of the hydrocarbon interior of a series of biological membranes is to depress the intensity of motion on the nanosecond timescale (i.e., T1 becomes longer) and to enhance the intensity of motion on the timescale of tens of microseconds (i.e., T1p becomes shorter).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)473-478
    Number of pages6
    JournalBBA - Biomembranes
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 1983


    • Low-frequency motion
    • Membrane protein
    • NMR


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