Facility Research Highlight


Atomic-Level Insights into How Polymers Improve Protein Therapeutics

Using NMR, researchers determined a molecular model of a protein-polymer conjugate, providing new insights into how polymers can be used to make protein drugs more robust. To observe the protein-polymer conjugates, the research team needed the high magnetic fields and sensitivity provided by 800 MHz NMR instrument with cryogenic probe at the MagLab’s AMRIS Facility.

Thermal stability of proteins may be improved through use of polymer conjugates, as shown here with colored regions of protein-polymer interaction sites, making protein therapeutics more useful for treating cancers and inflammatory diseases.

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AMRIS is an NMR/MRI auxiliary located at the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida that supports UF research groups and operates as an international user facility for the NSF-funded National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL). The AMRIS Facility receives funding support through the NSF, NIH, and the State of Florida.

Access for users external to UF and technology development time are available through the NHMFL Users Program. Please review our reservation and billing policies prior to making your reservations, as this includes our policy regarding cancellations. AMRIS magnet time should be requested by the 15th of the month prior to the reservation. Reservations must be made using our online request form.

Please remember that ALL publications containing data collected at AMRIS must acknowledge the National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement.  Also, several instruments were purchased with NIH equipment funds; data collected using these instruments should acknowledge the appropriate NIH grants.  Sample text for facility and instrumentation acknowledgment is provided.


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