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Volume 65(Pt 2);  2009 February 1

Protein Structure Communications

Xiaochu Lou, Rui Bao, Cong-Zhao Zhou, Yuxing Chen

The X-ray crystal structure of the Trx-fold domain of hPDCL2 was solved at 2.70 Å resolution and resembled the Trx-fold domain of rat phosducin.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 67–70. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108037342
PMCID:
PMC2635858
Yehuda Goldgur, Sari Paavilainen, Dimitar Nikolov, J. P. Himanen

The crystal structure of the ligand-binding domain of a receptor tyrosine kinase EphB2, an important mediator of cell-cell communication, has been determined at a resolution of 2 Å. The structure confirms the induced-fit mechanism for the binding of ligands to EphB receptors.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 71–74. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108043078
PMCID:
PMC2635866
Tetsuko Nakaniwa, Takayoshi Kinoshita, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Toshiji Tada, Isao Nakanishi, Kazuo Kitaura, Yamato Suzuki, Hiroaki Ohno, Akira Hirasawa, Gozoh Tsujimoto

The crystal structure of human protein kinase CK2α2 with a potent indazole-derivative inhibitor has been determined at 3.2 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 75–79. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108043194
PMCID:
PMC2635861
Keisuke Sakurai, Hideo Shimada, Takashi Hayashi, Tomitake Tsukihara

X-ray structures of ferric cytochrome P450cam partially complexed with the substrate (+)-camphor to two different extents were determined at 1.30–1.35 Å resolution, revealing the protein structures of the substrate-free and substrate-bound forms.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 80–83. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108044114
PMCID:
PMC2635880
Hege Lynum Pedersen, Nils Peder Willassen, Ingar Leiros

The crystal structure of iron superoxide dismutase from the cold-adapted organism A. salmonicida has been determined at a resolution of 1.7 Å.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 84–92. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309109001110
PMCID:
PMC2635881

Crystallization Communications

Igal Finarov, Nina Moor, Naama Kessler, Mark Safro

The crystallization and X-ray analysis of recombinant human cytosolic phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase (hcPheRS) are reported. Diffraction data were collected to 3.3 Å resolution and the hcPheRS structure was determined by the molecular-replacement method using phase information derived from multiwavelength anomalous dispersion data.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 93–97. Published online 2009 January 7. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108042425
PMCID:
PMC2635853
André Eichert, Angela Schreiber, Jens P. Fürste, Markus Perbandt, Christian Betzel, Volker A. Erdmann, Charlotte Förster

Various E. coli tRNAArg acceptor-stem microhelix isoacceptors have been crystallized and investigated by high-resolution X-ray diffraction analysis.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 98–101. Published online 2009 January 7. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108042012
PMCID:
PMC2635860
Leandra Watanabe, Patricia Ribeiro de Moura, Alessandro Silva Nascimento, Didier Colau, Laure Dumoutier, Jean-Christophe Renauld, Igor Polikarpov

The human cytokine IL-22 has been crystallized in complex with its soluble decoy receptor IL-22BP. Diffraction data were collected to 2.75 Å resolution; the crystals belonged to the tetragonal space group P41.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 102–104. Published online 2009 January 7. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108042309
PMCID:
PMC2635854
C. S. Souza, L. C. S. Ferreira, L. Thomas, J. A. R. G. Barbosa, A. Balan

The Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri maltose-binding protein MalE has been crystallized at 293 K using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 105–107. Published online 2009 January 7. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108041833
PMCID:
PMC2635876
Yingji Cui, Heng Li, Xu Li, Yang Li, Huihao Zhou, Liwen Niu, Maikun Teng

The second RRM of Pub1 from S. cerevisiae was overexpressed, purified and crystallized. Diffraction data were collected to 1.69 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 108–110. Published online 2009 January 7. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108040682
PMCID:
PMC2635859
J. Kohoutová, I. Kutá Smatanová, J. Brynda, M. Lapkouski, J. L. Revuelta, J. B. Arellano, R. Ettrich

Degradation-free crystalization of thrombin-digested recombinant His-tagged PsbP protein of photosystem II from Spinacia oleracea resulting in crystals diffracting to 2.06 Å.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 111–115. Published online 2009 January 7. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108040578
PMCID:
PMC2635868
Daisuke Hira, Masaki Nojiri, Shinnichiro Suzuki

The hexameric Cu-containing nitrite reductase and its electron-donor protein pseudoazurin have been cocrystallized using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. X-ray diffraction data were collected to 3.3 Å resolution using a synchrotron-radiation source.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 116–119. Published online 2009 January 7. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108040219
PMCID:
PMC2635864
Pon. Sathya Moorthy, K. Neelagandan, M. Balasubramanian, M. N. Ponnuswamy

Crystallization of pigeon haemoglobin at low pH (5.5) and high ionic concentration (1 M) using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method is reported.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 120–122. Published online 2009 January 7. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108038505
PMCID:
PMC2635874
Masaki Nojiri, Felicia Shirota, Daisuke Hira, Shinnichiro Suzuki

The soluble domain of a putative copper-containing nitrite reductase from P. acnes has been overexpressed, purified and crystallized. The crystal belonged to space group P213 and diffracted to 2.4 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 123–127. Published online 2009 January 7. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108040207
PMCID:
PMC2635855
Kiel Nikolakakis, Akashi Ohtaki, Keith Newton, Arkadiusz Chworos, Martin Sagermann

Preliminary X-ray analysis of crystals of the bacterial microcompartment shell protein Eut-L from Escherichia coli is reported.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 128–132. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108042127
PMCID:
PMC2635865
Katie J. Gregg, Alisdair B. Boraston

The catalytic module of a family 101 glycoside hydrolase from S. pneumoniae was cloned, recombinantly produced and crystallized.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 133–135. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108042474
PMCID:
PMC2635869
Manikandan Karuppasamy, Arie Geerlof, Linda Schuldt, Christoph Mueller-Dieckmann, Manfred S. Weiss

Two C-terminally truncated variants of the small subunit of isopropylmalate isomerase from M. tuberculosis have been cloned, expressed, purified, crystallized and examined by X-ray diffraction.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 136–139. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108042516
PMCID:
PMC2635852
Yuma Kurakata, Takashi Tonozuka, Yuan Liu, Satoshi Kaneko, Atsushi Nishikawa, Kiyoharu Fukuda, Makoto Yoshida

Crystallization of CcCel6C was carried out by the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. X-ray diffraction data were collected to 1.6 Å resolution from the crystal.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 140–143. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S174430910804284X
PMCID:
PMC2635867
Takashi Kuzuhara, Daisuke Kise, Hiroko Yoshida, Takahiro Horita, Yoshimi Murazaki, Hiroko Utsunomiya, Hideaki Tsuge

The C-terminal domain protein of the PB2 subunit of influenza A virus RNA-dependent RNA polymerase was expressed and crystallized and diffraction data were obtained from the crystals.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 144–146. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108042942
PMCID:
PMC2635877
Haruka Tamura, Hiroki Ashida, Shogo Koga, Yohtaro Saito, Tomonori Yadani, Yasushi Kai, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Akiho Yokota, Hiroyoshi Matsumura

Crystals of the 45.1 kDa functional form of 2,3-diketo-5-methylthiopentyl-1-phosphate enolase from B. subtilis diffracted to 2.30 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 147–150. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S174430910804311X
PMCID:
PMC2635871
Morgan S. Gadd, David B. Langley, J. Mitchell Guss, Jacqueline M. Matthews

A complex comprising the LIM domains of the LIM-homeodomain protein Lhx4 tethered to a peptide region of Isl2 has been engineered, purified and crystallized. Crystals of this intramolecular complex diffracted to 2.16 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 151–153. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108043431
PMCID:
PMC2635870
Baisakhee Saha, Somnath Mukherjee, Debajyoti Dutta, Amit Kumar Das

The cloning, overexpression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of the transcriptional repressor SirR (staphylococcal iron regulator) from M. tuberculosis are reported.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 154–158. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108043534
PMCID:
PMC2635875
Rei Narikawa, Norifumi Muraki, Tomoo Shiba, Masahiko Ikeuchi, Genji Kurisu

The chromophore-binding domain of cyanobacteriochrome AnPixJ was overproduced in E. coli, purified and crystallized in its red-absorbing form. Diffraction data were then collected to a resolution of 1.8 Å.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 159–162. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108044151
PMCID:
PMC2635879
Daisy W. Leung, Nathaniel D. Ginder, Jay C. Nix, Christopher F. Basler, Richard B. Honzatko, Gaya K. Amarasinghe

Native and selenomethionine-labeled crystals of Ebola VP35 interferon inhibitory domain were obtained by the hanging-drop vapor-diffusion method.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 163–165. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309108044187
PMCID:
PMC2635856
Jiansong Ju, Jianxun Qi, Shujing Xu, Kouhei Ohnishi, Michael J. Benedik, Yanfen Xue, Yanhe Ma

An alkaline alanine racemase from alkaliphilic B. pseudofirmus OF4 was expressed in E. coli and purified. Crystallization and preliminarily X-­ray crystallographic analysis were performed for the recombinant enzyme.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 166–168. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S174430910900013X
PMCID:
PMC2635857
Takao Hibi, Hiromi Yamamoto, Genichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Takagi

The yeast N-acetyltransferase that N-acetylates l-azetidine-2-carboxylic acid has been crystallized. Native data were collected to 1.9 Å resolution from a substrate-soaked crystal.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 169–172. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309109000153
PMCID:
PMC2635863
R. Sankaranarayanan, C. R. Garen, M. M. Cherney, M. Yuan, C. Lee, M. N. G. James

Rv1653, an ornithine acetyltransferase from M. tuberculosis, has been crystallized and diffraction data have been collected to 1.7 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 173–176. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309109000360
PMCID:
PMC2635878
Thomas F. Lerch, Qing Xie, Heather M. Ongley, Joan Hare, Michael S. Chapman

Crystals of adeno-associated virus serotype 3b, a human DNA virus with promise as a vector for gene therapy, have been grown, diffract X-rays to ~2.6 Å resolution and are suitable for structure determination in spite of twinning.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 177–183. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309109000372
PMCID:
PMC2635862
Anna S. Gardberg, Matthew P. Blakeley, Dean A. A. Myles

Preliminary neutron crystallographic data from the serine protease proteinase K have been recorded using the LADI-III diffractometer at the Institut Laue–Langevin. The results illustrate the feasibility of a full neutron structural analysis aimed at further understanding the catalytic mechanism of proteinase K.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 184–187. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309109000566
PMCID:
PMC2635872
Jarrod E. Voss, Stephen W. Scally, Nicole L. Taylor, Con Dogovski, Malcolm R. Alderton, Craig A. Hutton, Juliet A. Gerrard, Michael W. Parker, Renwick C. J. Dobson, Matthew A. Perugini

Dihydrodipicolinate synthase (DHDPS) catalyses an important step in lysine biosynthesis. Here, the expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary diffraction analysis to 2.15 Å resolution of DHDPS from B. anthracis soaked with the substrate pyruvate are reported.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): 188–191. Published online 2009 January 31. doi: 10.1107/S1744309109000670
PMCID:
PMC2635873

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