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(2017) Nat. Methods 14: 805-810
- PubMed: 28628129
- DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.4335
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
We report a method for serial X-ray crystallography at X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs), which allows for full use of the current 120-Hz repetition rate of the Linear Coherent Light Source (LCLS). Using a micropatterned silicon chip in combination ...
We report a method for serial X-ray crystallography at X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs), which allows for full use of the current 120-Hz repetition rate of the Linear Coherent Light Source (LCLS). Using a micropatterned silicon chip in combination with the high-speed Roadrunner goniometer for sample delivery, we were able to determine the crystal structures of the picornavirus bovine enterovirus 2 (BEV2) and the cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus type 18 polyhedrin, with total data collection times of less than 14 and 10 min, respectively. Our method requires only micrograms of sample and should therefore broaden the applicability of serial femtosecond crystallography to challenging projects for which only limited sample amounts are available. By synchronizing the sample exchange to the XFEL repetition rate, our method allows for most efficient use of the limited beam time available at XFELs and should enable a substantial increase in sample throughput at these facilities.
Diamond Light Source Limited, Didcot, UK.,Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA.,Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, UK.,Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland.,Photon Science, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.,Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen-PSI, Switzerland.,School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.,Linac Coherent Light Source, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, USA.,Center for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL), Hamburg, Germany.,Division of Structural Biology, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.