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SimLabel: a graphical user interface to simulate continuous wave EPR spectra from Site-Directed Spin Labeling experiments

Abstract : Site Directed Spin Labeling (SDSL) combined with continuous wave Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (cw EPR) spectroscopy is a powerful technique to reveal, at the residue level, structural transitions in proteins. SDSL-EPR is based on the selective grafting of a paramagnetic label on the protein under study, followed by cw EPR analysis. To extract valuable quantitative information from SDSL-EPR spectra and thus give reliable interpretation on biological system dynamics, numerical simulations of the spectra are required. Such spectral simulations can be done by coding in MATLAB using functions from the EasySpin toolbox. For non-expert users of MATLAB this could be a complex task or even impede the use of such simulation tool. We developed a Graphical User Interface (GUI) called SimLabel dedicated to run cw EPR spectra simulations particularly coming from SDSL-EPR experiments. Simlabel provides an intuitive way to visualize, simulate and fit such cw EPR spectra. An example of SDSL-EPR spectra simulation concerning the study of an intrinsically disordered region undergoing a local induced folding is described and discussed. We believe that this new tool will help the users to rapidly obtain reliable simulated spectra and hence facilitate the interpretation of their results.
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E. Etienne, N. Le Breton, M. Martinho, E. Mileo, V. Belle. SimLabel: a graphical user interface to simulate continuous wave EPR spectra from Site-Directed Spin Labeling experiments. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, Wiley, 2017, ⟨10.1002/mrc.4578⟩. ⟨hal-01444172⟩

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