Inorganic pyrophosphatase crystals from Thermococcus thioreducens for X-ray and neutron diffraction.Hughes, R.C., Coates, L., Blakeley, M.P., Tomanicek, S.J., Langan, P., Kovalevsky, A.Y., Garcia-Ruiz, J.M., Ng, J.D.
(2012) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.F 68: 1482-1487
- PubMed: 23192028
- DOI: 10.1107/S1744309112032447
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- PubMed Abstract:
Inorganic pyrophosphatase (IPPase) from the archaeon Thermococcus thioreducens was cloned, overexpressed in Escherichia coli, purified and crystallized in restricted geometry, resulting in large crystal volumes exceeding 5 mm3. IPPase is thermally st ...
Inorganic pyrophosphatase (IPPase) from the archaeon Thermococcus thioreducens was cloned, overexpressed in Escherichia coli, purified and crystallized in restricted geometry, resulting in large crystal volumes exceeding 5 mm3. IPPase is thermally stable and is able to resist denaturation at temperatures above 348 K. Owing to the high temperature tolerance of the enzyme, the protein was amenable to room-temperature manipulation at the level of protein preparation, crystallization and X-ray and neutron diffraction analyses. A complete synchrotron X-ray diffraction data set to 1.85 Å resolution was collected at room temperature from a single crystal of IPPase (monoclinic space group C2, unit-cell parameters a=106.11, b=95.46, c=113.68 Å, α=γ=90.0, β=98.12°). As large-volume crystals of IPPase can be obtained, preliminary neutron diffraction tests were undertaken. Consequently, Laue diffraction images were obtained, with reflections observed to 2.1 Å resolution with I/σ(I) greater than 2.5. The preliminary crystallographic results reported here set in place future structure-function and mechanism studies of IPPase.
Department of Biological Sciences and Laboratory for Structural Biology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA.