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Volume 62(Pt 6);  2006 June 1

Editorial

Howard Einspahr, Mitchell Guss
Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 489. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S174430910601774X
PMCID:
PMC2243099

Structural Genomics Communications

Betsy L. Lytle, Francis C. Peterson, Ejan M. Tyler, Carrie L. Newman, Dmitriy A. Vinarov, John L. Markley, Brian F. Volkman

The solution structure of A. thaliana protein At5g39720.1 reported here is the first for a member of the AIG2-like family (PF06094). The three-dimensional structure shows similarity to those determined for members of the uncharacterized Pfam family UPF0131.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 490–493. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106015946
PMCID:
PMC2243094
Charles E. Nichols, Sarah Sainsbury, Nick S. Berrow, David Alderton, Nigel J. Saunders, David K. Stammers, Raymond J. Owens

The structure of the PII signal transduction protein of N. meningitidis at 1.85 Å resolution is described.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 494–497. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106015430
PMCID:
PMC2243107
Chao-Yu Yang, Ko-Hsin Chin, Chia-Cheng Chou, Andrew H.-J. Wang, Shan-Ho Chou

The crystal structure of a conserved hypothetical protein from X. campestris has been determined to a resolution of 1.6 Å. The determined X. campestris structure shows that it belongs to the superfamily of serine α/β hydrolase, with an extra strand preceding the first β-strand to lead to extensive subunit interactions in the crystal.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 498–503. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106016265
PMCID:
PMC2243109

Protein Structure Communications

Magnus S. Alphey, William N. Hunter

Attempts to crystallize a complex of papain (C. papaya) with a cysteine protease inhibitor from the parasitic pathogen T. brucei failed. However, over an extended period the mixture produced an ordered crystal of the protease carrying two peptide fragments in the active site. These correspond to dipeptides and tripeptides that are assigned as fragments of the inhibitor, which has presumably suffered

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Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 504–508. Published online 2006 May 5. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106014849
PMCID:
PMC2243108
P. D. Carr, F. Conlan, S. Ford, D. L. Ollis, I. G. Young

Data to a maximum of 2.7 Å resolution have allowed a more accurate model of the extracellular domains of the β common cytokine receptor to be determined. Structural details of the membrane-distal BC and FG loops of domain 4 and loops AB and EF of domain 1, which have been implicated in high-affinity binding, are much better defined, revealing a more compact functional epitope.

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Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 509–513. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106016812
PMCID:
PMC2243076

Crystallization Communications

Andrew T. Russo, Stanley J. Watowich

The C-terminal protease domain of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) nsP2 has been overexpressed in E. coli, purified and successfully crystallized. Native crystals diffract to beyond 2.5 Å resolution and isomorphous heavy-atom derivatives suitable for phase analysis have been identified.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 514–517. Published online 2006 May 5. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106014667
PMCID:
PMC2243096
Juan Sanchez-Weatherby, Stacey Southall, Arthur Oubrie

Three mutants of the soluble quinoprotein glucose dehydrogenase and two homologues from E. coli and S. coelicolor have been crystallized using an efficient microseeding method.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 518–521. Published online 2006 May 5. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106014862
PMCID:
PMC2243101
Yi-Hung Lin, Hsin-Tai Li, Yen-Chieh Huang, Ying-Cheng Hsieh, Hong-Hsiang Guan, Ming-Yih Liu, Tschining Chang, Andrew H.-J. Wang, Chun-Jung Chen

Rice Bowman–Birk inhibitor was expressed and crystallized.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 522–524. Published online 2006 May 5. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106014795
PMCID:
PMC2243081
Peng Lu, Yun Li, Amanda Gorman, Young-In Chi

Sample preparation, characterization, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis are reported for a HNF1β–DNA binary complex.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 525–529. Published online 2006 May 5. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106015168
PMCID:
PMC1581457
Jocelyn A. Silvester, Veronica Kane Dickson, Michael J. Runswick, Andrew G. W. Leslie, John E. Walker

A recombinant subcomplex of the peripheral stalk or stator domain of the ATP synthase from bovine mitochondria has been crystallized and a native data set has been collected to 2.8 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 530–533. Published online 2006 May 5. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106015338
PMCID:
PMC2243082
Harindarpal S. Gill, Walter F. Boron

The N-terminal, cytoplasmic domain of the Na+-coupled HCO3 cotransporter NBCe1-A crystallizes in the trigonal space group P3121 or P31 with pseudo P3121 symmetry and diffracts X-rays to 3.0 Å resolution. The crystal packing demonstrates a domain-swap mechanism for dimerization.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 534–537. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106015181
PMCID:
PMC2243095
Yoshiyuki Nishimiya, Hidemasa Kondo, Masanori Yasui, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Natsuko Noro, Ryoko Sato, Mamoru Suzuki, Ai Miura, Sakae Tsuda

Crystallization and X-ray data analyses were successful for both Ca2+-independent and Ca2+-dependent species of the type II antifreeze protein. The resolution of the crystal was 1.35 Å for the Ca2+-independent species, and was 1.25 and 1.06 Å for the Ca2+-dependent species in the Ca2+-free and -bound states, respectively.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 538–541. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106015570
PMCID:
PMC2243089
Sudaratana R. Krungkrai, Keiji Tokuoka, Yukiko Kusakari, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Hiroaki Adachi, Hiroyoshi Matsumura, Kazufumi Takano, Satoshi Murakami, Yusuke Mori, Yasushi Kai, Jerapan Krungkrai, Toshihiro Horii

Orotidine 5′-monophosphate decarboxylase of human malaria parasite P. falciparum was crystallized by the seeding method in a hanging drop using PEG 3000 as a precipitant. A complete set of diffraction data from a native crystal was collected to 2.7 Å resolution at 100 K using synchrotron radiation.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 542–545. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106015594
PMCID:
PMC2243097
Petra Herde, Wulf Blankenfeldt

The purification, crystallization and preliminary structural characterization of human MAWD-binding protein (MAWDBP) are described.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 546–549. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106015648
PMCID:
PMC2243103
Hiromi Yoshida, Poonperm Wayoon, Goro Takada, Ken Izumori, Shigehiro Kamitori

Recombinant l-rhamnose isomerase from P. stutzeri has been crystallized. Diffraction data have been collected to 2.0 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 550–552. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S174430910601596X
PMCID:
PMC2243077
I. Matera, M. Ferraroni, S. Bürger, A. Stolz, F. Briganti

Salicylate 1,2-dioxygenase, a new ring-fission dioxygenase from the naphthalenesulfonate-degrading strain P. salicylatoxidans, which oxidizes salicylate to 2-oxohepta-3,5-dienedioic acid by a novel ring-fission mechanism, has been crystallized. The crystals obtained give diffraction data to 2.9 Å resolution which could assist in the elucidation of the catalytic mechanism of this peculiar

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Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 553–555. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106016435
PMCID:
PMC2243090
Wenxue Liang, Haitao Yang, Xiaoyu Xue, Qiuhua Huang, Mark Bartlam, Saijuan Chen

The immunoglobulin-like domain 3 of human palladin has been crystallized and crystals diffract to 1.8 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 556–558. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106016411
PMCID:
PMC2243106
Charlotte Förster, Norbert Krauss, Arnd B. E. Brauer, Karol Szkaradkiewicz, Svenja Brode, Klaus Hennig, Jens P. Fürste, Markus Perbandt, Christian Betzel, Volker A. Erdmann

In order to investigate tRNA identity elements, an elongator tRNASer acceptor-stem helix was crystallized and a data set was collected to 1.8 Å resolution aiming at a comparison with the corresponding region in suppressor tRNASec.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 559–561. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106016472
PMCID:
PMC2243086
Sohei Ito, Emi Tatsuda, Kousuke Ishino, Kenichiro Suzuki, Hiroshi Sakai, Koji Uchida

Antigen-free Fab fragment of mAbR310, which recognizes (R)-HNE modified protein, has been crystallized. Initial phases have been obtained by molecular replacement.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 562–564. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106016630
PMCID:
PMC2243084
M. L. Rodrigues, T. Oliveira, P. M. Matias, I. C. Martins, F. M. A. Valente, I. A. C. Pereira, M. Archer

The cytochrome c nitrite reductase complex from D. vulgaris Hildenborough has been crystallized. The preliminary crystallographic structure reveals a 2:1 NrfA:NrfH complex stoichiometry.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 565–568. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106016629
PMCID:
PMC2243080
Sachiyo Kataoka, Shota Nakamura, Tadayasu Ohkubo, Shigeru Ueda, Susumu Uchiyama, Yuji Kobayashi, Masayuki Oda

The complex of NADH and 3α-HSD from Pseudomonas sp. B-0831 has been crystallized and X-ray diffraction data have been collected to 1.8 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 569–571. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106016861
PMCID:
PMC2243091
Sarvind Mani Tripathi, Ravishankar Ramachandran

Lysine [sm epsilon]-aminotransferase from M. tuberculosis has been crystallized. Preliminary crystallographic analysis shows that there is one monomer in the asymmetric unit of the crystal.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 572–575. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106016824
PMCID:
PMC2243093
Jun Saito, Mototsugu Yamada, Takashi Watanabe, Hideo Kitagawa, Yasuo Takeuchi

Enoyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) reductases are responsible for bacterial type II fatty-acid biosynthesis and are attractive targets for developing novel antibiotics. The S. pneumoniae enoyl-ACP reductase (FabK) was crystallized and selenomethionine MAD data were collected to 2 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 576–578. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106017039
PMCID:
PMC2243098
P. G. Young, C. A. Smith, X. Sun, E. N. Baker, P. Metcalf

The gene encoding M. tuberculosis FPGS (MtbFPGS; Rv2447c) has been cloned and the protein has been expressed in E. coli. The purified protein was crystallized and X-ray diffraction data were collected to 2.0 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 579–582. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106017180
PMCID:
PMC2243083
Winfried Meining, Johannes Scheuring, Markus Fischer, Sevil Weinkauf

SecA ATPase from E. faecalis has been cloned, overexpressed, purified and crystallized. Crystals belong to space group C2 and diffract to 2.4 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 583–585. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106017544
PMCID:
PMC2243102
Yoshiaki Yasutake, Yoshiaki Nishiya, Noriko Tamura, Tomohiro Tamura

NAD+-preferring aldohexose dehydrogenase from the thermoacidophilic archaeon T. acidophilum was crystallized using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion technique and X-ray diffraction data were collected to a resolution of 2.8 Å.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 586–589. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106017362
PMCID:
PMC2243078
Miki Senda, Shigenobu Kimura, Shinya Kishigami, Toshiya Senda

BphA3, a Rieske-type [2Fe–2S] ferredoxin, was crystallized by the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. A molecular-replacement calculation yielded a satisfactory solution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 590–592. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106017799
PMCID:
PMC2243079
Zhu Yang, Cong-Zhao Zhou

The glutathione peroxidase Gpx3 from the yeast S. cerevisiae has been overexpressed, purified, crystallized and diffracted to 2.6 Å resolution. Gpx3 is a monomer in solution which is different from its counterparts in mammals.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 593–596. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106017829
PMCID:
PMC2243105
Hyun Ho Park, Hansel Emory Tookes, Hao Wu

The D. melanogaster Drep-3 protein has been crystallized. Crystals were obtained at 293 K that diffracted to 2.8 Å resolution and belonged to space group P212121.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 597–599. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106018422
PMCID:
PMC2243087
D. P. Marchi-Salvador, C. A. H. Fernandes, S. F. Amui, A. M. Soares, M. R. M. Fontes

A non-catalytic and myotoxic Lys49-PLA2 from B. jararacussu venom was crystallized with BPB inhibitor and X-ray diffraction data were collected. Preliminary analysis indicates that the ligand is bound to the His48 residue. Structure determination may provide insights into the myotoxic and cytotoxic mechanisms of Lys49-PLA2s.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 600–603. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S174430910601801X
PMCID:
PMC2243104
Stephen P. Muench, Sean T. Prigge, Liqun Zhu, Michael J. Kirisits, Craig W. Roberts, Sarah Wernimont, Rima McLeod, David W. Rice

Crystals of T. gondii ENR in complex with NAD+ and triclosan were grown using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method with PEG 8000 as precipitant.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 604–606. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106018112
PMCID:
PMC2243092
Christoph Thomas, Michael Weyand, Alfred Wittinghofer, Antje Berken

Crystals of the catalytic PRONE domain of the guanine nucleotide exchange factor RopGEF8 and its complex with the Rho-family protein Rop4 from A. thaliana were obtained that diffract to 2.2 and 3.1 Å resolution, respectively.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 607–610. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106018689
PMCID:
PMC2243088

Books Received

P. P. Paufler
Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2006 June 1; 62(Pt 6): 611. Published online 2006 May 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309106019841
PMCID:
PMC2243100

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