Data tables and analysis scripts supporting "Kinetics of fast tetramerization of the huntington exon 1 protein probed by concentration-dependent on-resonance R1rho measurements" A. Ceccon, V. Tugarinov and G.M. Clore, J. Phys. Chem. Lett.

Experimental data (15N/13Calpha exchange induced shifts and R1rho data at 3 RF field strengths) and MATLAB analysis scripts for the paper entitled "Kinetics of fast tetramerization of the huntington exon 1 protein probed by concentration-dependent on-resonance R1rho measurements" by A. Ceccon, V. Tugarinov and G.M. Clore. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. jz-2020-016369 http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01636

Abstract: An approach for the quantitative description of the kinetics of very fast exchange processes (tex < 50-100 microseconds) associated with transient, reversible protein oligomerization, is presented. We show that on-resonance 15N-R1rho measurements conducted as a function of protein concentration at several spin-lock radio-frequency field strengths are indispensable for unambiguous determination of the rate constants for interconversion between monomeric and higher order oligomeric species. The approach is experimentally demonstrated on the study of fast, reversible tetramerization of full-length huntingtin exon 1 protein, httex1, responsible for Huntington’s disease. Incorporation of concentration-dependent 15N-R2,eff data, obtained from on-resonance R1rho measurements performed at three spin-lock field strengths, into analysis of the kinetic scheme describing reversible tetramerization of httex1, allowed us to uniquely determine the rate constants of interconversion between the various species. This approach serves as a valuable complement to the existing array of NMR techniques for studying early, transient oligomerization events in protein aggregation pathways.