Journal of Magnetic Resonance Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

Current impact factor: 2.32

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 2.315
2012 Impact Factor 2.3
2011 Impact Factor 2.138
2010 Impact Factor 2.333
2009 Impact Factor 2.531
2008 Impact Factor 2.438
2007 Impact Factor 2.253
2006 Impact Factor 2.076
2005 Impact Factor 2.418
2004 Impact Factor 2.461
2003 Impact Factor 2.084
2002 Impact Factor 2.387
2001 Impact Factor 2.332
2000 Impact Factor 2.15
1999 Impact Factor 2.106
1998 Impact Factor 2.257
1994 Impact Factor 3.271

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 2.37
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.63
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 0.78
Other titles Journal of magnetic resonance (San Diego, Calif.: 1997: Online), Journal of magnetic resonance, JMR
ISSN 1096-0856
OCLC 37013322
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Full text: The turbine system and the radial bearing of a high performance Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) probe with 1.3mm-rotor diameter has been analyzed for spinning rates up to 67kHz. We focused mainly on the fluid flow properties of the MAS system. Therefore, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and fluid measurements of the turbine and the radial bearings have been performed. CFD simulation and measurement results of the 1.3mm-MAS rotor system show relatively low efficiency (about 25%) compared to standard turbo machines outside the realm of MAS. However, in particular, MAS turbines are mainly optimized for speed and stability instead of efficiency. We have compared MAS systems for rotor diameter of 1.3mm to 7mm converted to dimensionless values with classical turbomachinery systems showing that the operation parameters (rotor diameter, inlet mass flow, spinning rate) are in the favorable range. This dimensionless analysis also supports radial turbines for low speed MAS probes and diagonal turbines for high speed MAS probes. Consequently, a change from Pelton type MAS turbines to diagonal turbines might be worth considering for high speed applications. CFD simulations of the radial bearings have been compared with basic theoretical values proposing considerably smaller frictional loss values. The discrepancies might be due to the simple linear flow profile employed for the theoretical model. Frictional losses generated inside the radial bearings result in undesired heat-up of the rotor. The rotor surface temperature distribution computed by CFD simulations show a large temperature gradient over the rotor.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 08/2015; 257:51-63. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.05.006
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    ABSTRACT: Double quantum coherence (DQC) ESR is a sensitive method to measure magnetic dipolar interactions between spin labels. However, the DQC experiment on Cu(2+) centers presents a challenge at X-band. The Cu(2+) centers are usually coordinated to histidine residues in proteins. The electron-nuclear interaction between the Cu(2+) ion and the remote nitrogen in the imidazole ring can interfere with the electron-electron dipolar interaction. Herein, we report on a modified DQC experiment that has the advantage of reduced contributions from electron-nuclear interactions, which enhances the resolution of the DQC signal to the electron-electron dipolar modulations. The modified pulse-sequence is verified on Cu(2+)-NO system in a polyalanine-based peptide and on a coupled Cu(2+) system in a polyproline-based peptide. The modified DQC data were compared with the DEER data and good agreement was found. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 05/2015; 257. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.05.005
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    ABSTRACT: Most standard Gaussian basis sets for first row atoms, even large sets designed to converge on a 'complete basis set' limit, systematically overestimate the electric field gradient at nuclear sites for first row atoms, resulting in errors of up to 15% in the computation of nuclear quadrupole coupling constants. This error results from a failure to include tight d functions, which permit the core 1s orbitals to distort under the influence of the field of the nuclear quadrupole. Augmentation of standard basis sets with a single set of single-exponent d functions, matched to the reciprocal square of the nominal 1s radius, reduces these errors by up to 90%. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 05/2015; 257. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.05.002
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    ABSTRACT: We describe an actively shielded cylindrical RF transmit coil producing a highly uniform internal field (±0.5%) over an extended volume and a strongly suppressed (÷20) external field. Direct field mapping and experimental checks using in-situ NMR and MRI of polarised (3)He at low temperature demonstrate performance consistent with numerical field computations. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 05/2015; 256. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.05.001
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    ABSTRACT: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) provides a powerful suite of tools for studying oil in reservoir core plugs at the laboratory scale. Low-field magnets are preferred for well-log calibration and to minimize magnetic-susceptibility-induced internal gradients in the porous medium. We demonstrate that careful data processing, combined with prior knowledge of the sample properties, enables real-time acquisition and interpretation of saturation state (relative amount of oil and water in the pores of a rock). Robust discrimination of oil and brine is achieved with diffusion weighting. We use this real-time analysis to monitor the forced displacement of oil from porous materials (sintered glass beads and sandstones) and to generate capillary desaturation curves. The real-time output enables in situ modification of the flood protocol and accurate control of the saturation state prior to the acquisition of standard NMR core analysis data, such as diffusion-relaxation correlations. Although applications to oil recovery and core analysis are demonstrated, the implementation highlights the general practicality of low-field NMR as an inline sensor for real-time industrial process control. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 05/2015; 256. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.04.011
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    ABSTRACT: Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) magnetic resonance experiments have become valuable tools in magnetic resonance for the detection of low concentration solutes with far greater sensitivity than direct detection methods. Accurate measures of rates of chemical exchange provided by CEST are of particular interest to biomedical imaging communities where variations in chemical exchange can be related to subtle variations in biomarker concentration, temperature and pH within tissues using MRI. Despite their name, however, traditional CEST methods are not truly selective for chemical exchange and instead detect all forms of magnetization transfer including through-space NOE. This ambiguity crowds CEST spectra and greatly complicates subsequent data analysis. We have developed a Transfer Rate Edited CEST experiment (TRE-CEST) that uses two different types of solute labeling in order to selectively amplify signals of rapidly exchanging proton species while simultaneously suppressing 'slower' NOE-dominated magnetization transfer processes. This approach is demonstrated in the context of both NMR and MRI, where it is used to detect the labile amide protons of proteins undergoing chemical exchange (at rates⩾30s(-1)) while simultaneously eliminating signals originating from slower (∼5s(-1)) NOE-mediated magnetization transfer processes. TRE-CEST greatly expands the utility of CEST experiments in complex systems, and in-vivo, in particular, where it is expected to improve the quantification of chemical exchange and magnetization transfer rates while enabling new forms of imaging contrast. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 05/2015; 256. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.04.010
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    ABSTRACT: Homonuclear correlated spectroscopy such as COSY and TOCSY provides crucial structural information. In all homonuclear correlation, the most intense peaks are represented by the diagonal. As a result, the useful cross peaks close to the diagonal get obscured by the huge tails of diagonal peaks. Herein, we show that by editing the proton magnetization by a 13C nucleus in natural abundance, it is possible to eliminate the inphase coherence or untransferred magnetization that leads to the diagonal peak while retaining the antiphase coherence or transferred magnetization required for creation of cross peak. After the coherence transfer step, the untransferred magnetization directly attached to 13C evolves under one bond heteronuclear coupling while the transferred transverse magnetization directly attached to remote 12C does not. As a result, the untransferred magnetization directly attached to 13C can be converted to an unobservable heteronuclear multiple quantum coherence leading to a diagonal free correlated spectrum with a sensitivity penalty of two orders of magnitude but comparable to HSQC kind of experiments at natural abundance. The method demonstrated for COSY and TOCSY allows all proton-proton correlations to be observed except the geminal proton-proton correlations. Further, protons directly attached to heteronuclei other than 13C must be scalar coupled to protons directly attached to 13C to have a detectable cross peak. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 05/2015; 256. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.04.008
  • Journal of Magnetic Resonance 04/2015; 253. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.02.004
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    ABSTRACT: Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. They are complex macromolecular assemblies, which are composed of multiple protein subunits that protect genomic material and deliver it to specific hosts. Various biophysical techniques have been used to characterize their structure in order to unravel phage morphogenesis. Yet, most bacteriophages are non-crystalline and have very high molecular weights, in the order of tens of MegaDaltons. Therefore, complete atomic-resolution characterization on such systems that encompass both capsid and DNA is scarce. In this perspective article we demonstrate how magic-angle spinning solid-state NMR has and is used to characterize in detail bacteriophage viruses, including filamentous and icosahedral phage. We discuss the process of sample preparation, spectral assignment of both capsid and DNA and the use of chemical shifts and dipolar couplings to probe the capsid-DNA interface, describe capsid structure and dynamics and extract structural differences between viruses. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 04/2015; 253. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.01.011
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    ABSTRACT: When combined with high-frequency (currently ∼60kHz) magic-angle spinning (MAS), proton detection boosts sensitivity and increases coherence lifetimes, resulting in narrow ((1))H lines. Herein, we review methods for efficient proton detected techniques and applications in highly deuterated proteins, with an emphasis on 100% selected ((1))H site concentration for the purpose of sensitivity. We discuss the factors affecting resolution and sensitivity that have resulted in higher and higher frequency MAS. Next we describe the various methods that have been used for backbone and side-chain assignment with proton detection, highlighting the efficient use of scalar-based ((13))C-((13))C transfers. Additionally, we show new spectra making use of these schemes for side-chain assignment of methyl ((13))C-((1))H resonances. The rapid acquisition of resolved 2D spectra with proton detection allows efficient measurement of relaxation parameters used as a measure of dynamic processes. Under rapid MAS, relaxation times can be measured in a site-specific manner in medium-sized proteins, enabling the investigation of molecular motions at high resolution. Additionally, we discuss methods for measurement of structural parameters, including measurement of internuclear ((1))H-((1))H contacts and the use of paramagnetic effects in the determination of global structure. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 04/2015; 253. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.01.003
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    ABSTRACT: Paramagnetism-based nuclear pseudocontact shifts and spin relaxation enhancements contain a wealth of information in solid-state NMR spectra about electron-nucleus distances on the ∼20Å length scale, far beyond that normally probed through measurements of nuclear dipolar couplings. Such data are especially vital in the context of structural studies of proteins and other biological molecules that suffer from a sparse number of experimentally-accessible atomic distances constraining their three-dimensional fold or intermolecular interactions. This perspective provides a brief overview of the recent developments and applications of paramagnetic magic-angle spinning NMR to biological systems, with primary focus on the investigations of metalloproteins and natively diamagnetic proteins modified with covalent paramagnetic tags. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 04/2015; 253. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2014.12.017
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    ABSTRACT: Solid-state NMR spectroscopy of proteins is a notoriously low-throughput technique. Relatively low-sensitivity and poor resolution of protein samples require long acquisition times for multidimensional NMR experiments. To speed up data acquisition, we developed a family of experiments called Polarization Optimized Experiments (POE), in which we utilized the orphan spin operators that are discarded in classical multidimensional NMR experiments, recovering them to allow simultaneous acquisition of multiple 2D and 3D experiments, all while using conventional probes with spectrometers equipped with one receiver. POE allow the concatenation of multiple 2D or 3D pulse sequences into a single experiment, thus potentially combining all of the aforementioned advances, boosting the capability of ssNMR spectrometers at least two-fold without the addition of any hardware. In this perspective, we describe the first generation of POE, such as dual acquisition MAS (or DUMAS) methods, and then illustrate the evolution of these experiments into MEIOSIS, a method that enables the simultaneous acquisition of multiple 2D and 3D spectra. Using these new pulse schemes for the solid-state NMR investigation of biopolymers makes it possible to obtain sequential resonance assignments, as well as distance restraints, in about half the experimental time. While designed for acquisition of heteronuclei, these new experiments can be easily implemented for proton detection and coupled with other recent advancements, such as dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP), to improve signal to noise. Finally, we illustrate the application of these methods to microcrystalline protein preparations as well as single and multi-span membrane proteins reconstituted in lipid membranes. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 04/2015; 253. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.01.001
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    ABSTRACT: Rotational-echo double-resonance (REDOR) solid-state NMR is applied to probe the membrane locations of specific residues of membrane proteins. Couplings are measured between protein (13)CO nuclei and membrane lipid or cholesterol (2)H and (31)P nuclei. Specific (13)CO labeling is used to enable unambiguous assignment and (2)H labeling covers a small region of the lipid or cholesterol molecule. The (13)CO-(31)P and (13)CO-(2)H REDOR respectively probe proximity to the membrane headgroup region and proximity to specific insertion depths within the membrane hydrocarbon core. One strength of the REDOR approach is use of chemically-native proteins and membrane components. The conventional REDOR pulse sequence with 100kHz (2)H π pulses is robust with respect to the (2)H quadrupolar anisotropy. The (2)H T1's are comparable to the longer dephasing times (τ's) and this leads to exponential rather than sigmoidal REDOR buildups. The (13)CO-(2)H buildups are well-fitted to A×(1-e(-)(γτ)) where A and γ are fitting parameters that are correlated as the fraction of molecules (A) with effective (13)CO-(2)H coupling d=3γ/2. The REDOR approach is applied to probe the membrane locations of the "fusion peptide" regions of the HIV gp41 and influenza virus hemagglutinin proteins which both catalyze joining of the viral and host cell membranes during initial infection of the cell. The HIV fusion peptide forms an intermolecular antiparallel β sheet and the REDOR data support major deeply-inserted and minor shallowly-inserted molecular populations. A significant fraction of the influenza fusion peptide molecules form a tight hairpin with antiparallel N- and C-α helices and the REDOR data support a single peptide population with a deeply-inserted N-helix. The shared feature of deep insertion of the β and α fusion peptide structures may be relevant for fusion catalysis via the resultant local perturbation of the membrane bilayer. Future applications of the REDOR approach may include samples that contain cell membrane extracts and use of lower temperatures and dynamic nuclear polarization to reduce data acquisition times. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 04/2015; 253. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2014.12.020
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    ABSTRACT: Determination of accurate resonance assignments from multidimensional chemical shift correlation spectra is one of the major problems in biomolecular solid state NMR, particularly for relative large proteins with less-than-ideal NMR linewidths. This article investigates the difficulty of resonance assignment, using a computational Monte Carlo/simulated annealing (MCSA) algorithm to search for assignments from artificial three-dimensional spectra that are constructed from the reported isotropic (15)N and (13)C chemical shifts of two proteins whose structures have been determined by solution NMR methods. The results demonstrate how assignment simulations can provide new insights into factors that affect the assignment process, which can then help guide the design of experimental strategies. Specifically, simulations are performed for the catalytic domain of SrtC (147 residues, primarily β-sheet secondary structure) and the N-terminal domain of MLKL (166 residues, primarily α-helical secondary structure). Assuming unambiguous residue-type assignments and four ideal three-dimensional data sets (NCACX, NCOCX, CONCA, and CANCA), uncertainties in chemical shifts must be less than 0.4ppm for assignments for SrtC to be unique, and less than 0.2ppm for MLKL. Eliminating CANCA data has no significant effect, but additionally eliminating CONCA data leads to more stringent requirements for chemical shift precision. Introducing moderate ambiguities in residue-type assignments does not have a significant effect. Published by Elsevier Inc.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 04/2015; 253. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.02.006
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    ABSTRACT: Magic-angle spinning (MAS) is a technique that is a prerequisite for high-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy of proteins and other biomolecules. Recently, the 100kHz limit for the rotation frequency has been broken, arguably making MAS rotors the man-made objects with the highest rotation frequency. This development is expected to have a significant impact on biomolecular NMR as it facilitates proton detection, which allows to partially compensate the loss in overall sensitivity associated with the small sample amounts that fit into MAS rotors with less than 1mm outer diameter. Under these conditions, the mass-normalized sensitivity of a small rotor becomes much higher than that of larger-volume rotor. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 04/2015; 253. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.01.012
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    ABSTRACT: G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) span cell membranes with seven transmembrane helices and respond to a diverse array of extracellular signals. Crystal structures of GPCRs have provided key insights into the architecture of these receptors and the role of conserved residues. However, the question of how ligand binding induces the conformational changes that are essential for activation remains largely unanswered. Since the extracellular sequences and structures of GPCRs are not conserved between receptor subfamilies, it is likely that the initial molecular triggers for activation vary depending on the specific type of ligand and receptor. In this article, we describe NMR studies on the rhodopsin subfamily of GPCRs and propose a mechanism for how retinal isomerization switches the receptor to the active conformation. These results suggest a general approach for determining the triggers for activation in other GPCR subfamilies using NMR spectroscopy. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance 04/2015; 253. DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2014.12.014