Saturation transfer experiments were performed for the (2)H- and (15)N-labeled mouse CAD domain of the caspase-activated deoxyribonuclease and the CAD domain of its inhibitor to reveal the protein-protein complexed conformation. Based on the physical model for the spin diffusion, a novel method was developed to reconstruct the complexed structure using the simulated annealing calculation. The complementarity in the molecular surface shape and the electrostatic potential distribution provide a good measure for the assessment of the putative complexed conformation, despite much less experimental information than the conventional distance geometry calculation. Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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