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 Title    Evidence of Surface Diffusion of Water Molecules on Proteins of Rabbit Lens by NMR Relaxation Measurements  
 Abstract    B o d u rk a 3, G e rd B untkow skyb, A leksander G utsze3, H ans-H einrich L im bachb a D epartm ent In this work, we propose a relaxation model for the interpretation of NMR proton spin-lattice and spin-spin relaxation times of mammalian lenses. The framework for this model is based on nuclear magnetic spin-lattice relaxation measurements as a function of tem perature at different Larmor frequencies for whole rabbit lenses and fragments of the lens. According to this model, two different dynamic processes of the water molecules determine the relax­ ation behaviour, namely rotational diffusion and translational surface diffusion. These dy­ namic processes in conjuction with a two site exchange model give a good explanation of all the measured relaxation data. From the experimental data, we were able to obtain the activa­ tion param eters for rotational and translational diffusion of bound lens water. Correlation times of 2.1xl0~n sec and 2.5xl0~9 sec and activation energies of 20.5 kJ/mol and 22.5 kJ/mol respectively were found at 308K. At low Larmor frequencies (<100 MHz) the longitudinal relaxation is mainly determ ined by translational surface diffusion of bound water with a mean square displacement of 1.5 nm, whereas at higher frequencies (>300 MHz), rotational diffusion is the main relaxation mechanism. The spin-spin relaxation is determ ined by transla­ tional diffusion over the whole frequency range and therefore shows only a very small disper­ sion. By our model it is possible to explain: 1) the strikingly large difference between the T[ value and the T2A and T2B values observed in the lens and 2) the different values of the activation energies measured at different fields for the lens. 
  Reference    Z. Naturforsch. 51c, 81 (1996); received August 8 /Decem ber 7 1995 
  Published    1996 
  Keywords    'H NMR, Relaxation Times Water, Suface Diffusion, Rabbit Lens 
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 Identifier    ZNC-1996-51c-0081 
 Volume    51