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Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2007 May 1; 63(Pt 5): 443–445.
Published online 2007 April 21. doi:  10.1107/S1744309107017472
PMCID: PMC2335012

Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of Atg10


Atg10 is an E2-like enzyme that catalyzes the conjugation reaction between Atg12 and Atg5. The Atg12–Atg5 conjugate is essential for autophagy, the bulk degradation process of cytoplasmic components by the vacuolar/lysosomal system. Microcrystals of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Atg10 were obtained by the free-interface diffusion method using polyethylene glycol and sodium acetate as precipitants. Using these precipitants, large crystals suitable for data collection were obtained using the sitting-drop vapour-diffusion method. The crystals belong to space group P41212 or P43212, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 51.61, c = 256.16 Å, and are estimated to contain two protein molecules per asymmetric unit. A native data set was collected to 2.3 Å resolution from a single crystal.

Keywords: Atg10, autophagy

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