James Masse

Contact Information

James Masse

eMail: masse [at] ifi [dot] unizh [dot] ch
eMail: jmasse [at] mol [dot] biol [dot] ethz [dot] ch

Research Interests

  • Application of probablistic reasoning and machine learning in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy


  1. Masse JE, Keller R, Pervushin K. SideLink: automated side-chain assignment of biopolymers from NMR data by relative-hypothesis-prioritization-based simulated logic, J Magn Reson. 2006 Jul;181(1):45-67. Epub 2006 Apr 24.
  2. Masse JE, Keller R. AutoLink: automated sequential resonance assignment of biopolymers from NMR data by relative-hypothesis-prioritization-based simulated logic, J Magn Reson. 2005 May;174(1):133-51.
  3. Maris C, Masse J, Chester A, Navaratnam N, Allain FH. NMR structure of the apoB mRNA stem-loop and its interaction with the C to U editing APOBEC1 complementary factor, RNA. 2005 Feb;11(2):173-86.
  4. Masse JE, Wong B, Yen YM, Allain FH, Johnson RC, Feigon J. The S. cerevisiae architectural HMGB protein NHP6A complexed with DNA: DNA and protein conformational changes upon binding, J Mol Biol. 2002 Oct 18;323(2):263-84.
  5. Trantirek L, Stefl R, Masse JE, Feigon J, Sklenar V. Determination of the glycosidic torsion angles in uniformly 13C-labeled nucleic acids from vicinal coupling constants 3J(C2)/4-H1' and 3J(C6)/8-H1', J Biomol NMR. 2002 May;23(1):1-12.
  6. Wong B, Masse JE, Yen YM, Giannikopoulos P, Feigon J, Johnson RC. Binding to cisplatin-modified DNA by the Saccharomyces cerevisiae HMGB protein Nhp6A, Biochemistry, 2002 Apr 30;41(17):5404-14.
  7. Dingley AJ, Masse JE, Feigon J, Grzesiek S. Characterization of the hydrogen bond network in guanosine quartets by internucleotide 3hJ(NC)' and 2hJ(NN) scalar couplings, J Biomol NMR. 2000 Apr;16(4):279-89.
  8. A.J. Dingley, Masse JE, Peterson R, Feigon J. "Internucleotide scalar couplings across hydrogen bonds in Watson-Crick and Hoogsteen base pairs of a DNA triplex," J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 121(25):6019-27, 30 June 1999.
  9. Allain FH, Yen YM, Masse JE, Schultze P, Dieckmann T, Johnson RC, Feigon J. Solution structure of the HMG protein NHP6A and its interaction with DNA reveals the structural determinants for non-sequence-specific binding, EMBO J. 1999 May 4;18(9):2563-79.
  10. Sklenar V, Masse JE, Feigon J. HCCCH experiment for through-bond correlation of thymine resonances in 13C-labeled DNA oligonucleotides, J Magn Reson. 1999 Apr;137(2):345-9.
  11. J.E. Masse, F. H-T. Allain, Y-M. Yen, R.C. Johnson, and J. Feigon.  Use of 13C,15N-labeled DNA in a sequence specific protein-DNA complex resolves ambiguous assignments of intermolecular NOEs, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 121, 3547-3548 (1999).
  12. Masse JE, Bortmann P, Dieckmann T, Feigon J. Simple, efficient protocol for enzymatic synthesis of uniformly 13C, 15N-labeled DNA for heteronuclear NMR studies, Nucleic Acids Res. 1998 Jun 1;26(11):2618-24.