Dynamic activation of protein function: a view emerging from NMR spectroscopy. Academic Article uri icon


  • Recent developments in solution NMR methods have allowed for an unprecedented view of protein dynamics. Current insights into the nature of protein dynamics and their potential influence on protein structure, stability and function are reviewed. Particular emphasis is placed on the potential of fast side chain motion to report on the residual conformational entropy of proteins and how this entropy can enter into both the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of protein function.

published proceedings

  • Nat Struct Biol

author list (cited authors)

  • Wand, A. J.

citation count

  • 284

complete list of authors

  • Wand, AJ

publication date

  • November 2001