Determination of the Structure of Water in Collagen on Basis of 1H and 2H NMR Data

  • S. P. Habuda
  • A. F. Rzhavin
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It is shown on the basis of 1H and 2H NMR data that the constituent water in native collagen is characterised by the structure close to the structure of common liquid water. The exception is the boundary water layer on the “surface” of polypeptide macromolecules, where H2O positions are determined mainly by the arrangement of uncontracted OH,NH and CO groups.


Electric Field Gradient Heavy Water Native Collagen Crystal Hydrate Fast Exchange 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. P. Habuda
    • 1
  • A. F. Rzhavin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Solid State PhysicsInstitute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Syberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSRNovosibirskUSSR

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