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Volume 65(Pt 1);  2009 January 1

Editorial

Howard Einspahr, Manfred S. Weiss
Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 1. Published online 2008 December 30. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108043224
PMCID:
PMC2628857

Structural Genomics Communications

Andrea E. Rawlings, Elena V. Blagova, Vladimir M. Levdikov, Mark J. Fogg, Keith S. Wilson, Anthony J. Wilkinson

The crystal structure of a phosphate-dependent exoribonuclease from B. anthracis has been solved to 1.7 Å resolution. The refined model reveals a hexameric ring structure and five bound sulfate ions per subunit. Each subunit features two sulfate ions located in the active site.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 2–7. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108041511
PMCID:
PMC2628860

Nucleic Acid Structure Communications

S. Venkadesh, P. K. Mandal, N. Gautham

The crystal structure of d(CACACG)·d(CGTGTG) was solved to a resolution of 2.05 Å in space group P21.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 8–13. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108037706
PMCID:
PMC2628852

Crystallization Communications

Vaheh Oganesyan, Melissa M. Damschroder, Kimberly E. Cook, Herren Wu, William F. Dall’Acqua

Crystals of the complex between the Fab fragment of a human anti-interferon α therapeutic antibody and human interferon α-2A have been obtained and diffracted to 3.0 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 14–16. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108037925
PMCID:
PMC2628856
Yuki Kikuchi, Hideyuki Matsunami, Midori Yamane, Katsumi Imada, Keiichi Namba

A C-terminal fragment of Salmonella FlgJ, FlgJ120–316, which has peptidoglycan-hydrolysing activity, has been overproduced, purified and crystallized and the crystals have been characterized by X-ray diffraction.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 17–20. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108038207
PMCID:
PMC2628859
Azusa Seto, Hiroaki Ikushima, Toshiyasu Suzuki, Yusuke Sato, Shuya Fukai, Keiko Yuki, Keiji Miyazawa, Kohei Miyazono, Ryuichiro Ishitani, Osamu Nureki

Native and selenomethionine-derivatized crystals of full-length human GCIP/HHM protein were obtained. The crystals belonged to space group P3221 and the best native crystal diffracted to 3.5 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 21–24. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108038219
PMCID:
PMC2628855
Carlos R. Ruiz-Martínez, Carlos A. Nieves-Marrero, Rafael A. Estremera-Andújar, José A. Gavira, Luis A. González-Ramírez, Juan López-Garriga, Juan M. García-Ruiz

The native oxygen-carrier haemoglobins complex (HbII–III) is composed of haemoglobin II (HbII) and haemoglobin III (HbIII), which are found in the ctenidia tissue of the bivalve mollusc Lucina pectinata. This protein complex was isolated and purified from its natural source and crystallized using the vapour-diffusion and capillary counter-diffusion methods.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 25–28. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108038542
PMCID:
PMC2628858
Heli Liu, Huina Zhou, Deyu Zhu, Ruchang Bi

Recombinant phosphoglycolate phosphatase from S. flexneri was overexpressed, purified, characterized and crystallized using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. SeMet-labelled protein was also prepared and was crystallized for phase determination using the MAD technique.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 29–33. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108039067
PMCID:
PMC2628850
Christine Tölzer, Sonia Pal, Hildegard Watzlawick, Josef Altenbuchner, Karsten Niefind

The enzyme cgHle from C. glutamicum, which has acetyl ester hydrolase activity, was crystallized in four different crystal forms. X-ray diffraction data have been collected to a resolution of 1.2 Å.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 34–38. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108039146
PMCID:
PMC2628851
Xiaochu Lou, Yaru Zhang, Rui Bao, Cong-Zhao Zhou, Yuxing Chen

Cytosolic Trx1 containing a C33S mutant was overexpressed, purified, glutathionylated and crystallized. The crystals diffracted to 1.80 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 39–41. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108039316
PMCID:
PMC2628853
Feng Guo, Mahendra H. Kothary, Yang Wang, Xiaoping Yu, Andrew J. Howard, Tong-Jen Fu, Yu-Zhu Zhang

The major hazelnut allergen Cor a 9 was purified from the natural source and crystallized. Diffraction data were collected to 1.9 Å resolution using a synchrotron-radiation source.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 42–46. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108039894
PMCID:
PMC2628846
Tatsuya Ibuki, Masafumi Shimada, Tohru Minamino, Keiichi Namba, Katsumi Imada

FliJ is one of the essential cytoplasmic components of the flagellar type III protein-export apparatus; it has been expressed, produced and crystallized and the crystals have been characterized by X-ray diffraction.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 47–50. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108039882
PMCID:
PMC2628847
Thanh Thi Ngoc Doan, Sampath Natarajan, Hyesoon Kim, Yeh-Jin Ahn, Jeong-Gu Kim, Byoung-Moo Lee, Lin-Woo Kang

Glutamyl-tRNA synthetase (GluRS) is an essential enzyme for protein translation and has been considered as a target for drug development. In this paper, the cloning, expression and purification of the GluRS protein encoded by the gltX gene (Xoo1504) and its preliminarily crystallographic analysis are reported.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 51–54. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108039924
PMCID:
PMC2628854
F. Neiers, C. Madhurantakam, S. Fälker, S. Normark, B. Henriques-Normark, A. Achour

Crystallization conditions and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of the S. pneumoniae-derived pilus-associated protein sortase C are reported.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 55–58. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108040025
PMCID:
PMC2628848
André Eichert, Markus Perbandt, Angela Schreiber, Jens P. Fürste, Christian Betzel, Volker A. Erdmann, Charlotte Förster

The tRNAGly acceptor-stem microhelix isoacceptor from human cytoplasm was crystallized and X-ray diffraction analysis revealed diffraction to 1.18 Å resolution. The sequence of the microhelix was derived from the gene sequence with tRNA Database ID DG9990.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): 59–62. Published online 2008 December 25. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108040153
PMCID:
PMC2628849

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