RIP-Radiation-damage Induced Phasing

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.156 
  • R-Value Work: 0.124 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.125 

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Specific Radiation-Damage Can Be Used To Solve Macromolecular Crystal Structures

Ravelli, R.B.G.Leiros, H.-K.S.Pan, B.Caffrey, M.McSweeney, S.

(2003) Structure 11: 217-224

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(03)00006-6
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1N6X, 1N6Y, 1N7A, 1N7B

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The use of third generation synchrotron sources has led to renewed concern about the effect of ionizing radiation on crystalline biological samples. In general, the problem is seen as one to be avoided. However, in this paper, it is shown that, far from being a hindrance to successful structure determination, radiation damage provides an opportunity for phasing macromolecular structures. This is successfully demonstrated for both a protein and an oligonucleotide, by way of which complete models were built automatically. The possibility that, through the exploitation of radiation damage, the phase problem could become less of a barrier to macromolecular crystal structure determination is discussed.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Grenoble Outstation, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, B.P. 181, F38042 9, Grenoble Cedex, France. ravelli@embl-grenoble.fr


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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains LengthOrganismImage
RNA/DNA (5'-R(*U)-D(P*(BGM))-R(P*AP*GP*GP*U)-3')
A, B, C, D, E
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.156 
  • R-Value Work: 0.124 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.125 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 31.233α = 90
b = 51.102β = 90
c = 70.651γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
ProDCdata collection
XDSdata reduction
XDSdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2003-03-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-11
    Changes: Refinement description
  • Version 1.4: 2024-02-14
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations