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Andreas Bøggild

Protein expression, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of the isolated Shigella flexneri VapC toxin

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Upon release from the stable complex formed with its antitoxin VapB, the toxin VapC (MvpT) of the Gram-negative pathogen Shigella flexneri is capable of globally down-regulating translation by specifically cleaving initiator tRNA(fMet) in the anticodon region. Recombinant Shigella flexneri VapC(D7A) harbouring an active-site mutation was overexpressed in Escherichia coli, purified to homogeneity and crystallized by the vapour-diffusion technique. A preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis shows that the crystals diffracted to at least 1.9 Å resolution at a synchrotron X-ray source and belonged to the trigonal space group in the hexagonal setting, H3, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 120.1, c = 52.5 Å, α = β = 90, γ = 120°. The Matthews coefficient is 2.46 Å(3) Da(-1), suggesting two molecules per asymmetric unit and corresponding to a solvent content of 50.0%.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Crystallographica. Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications Online
Volume69
IssuePt 7
Pages (from-to)762-765
Number of pages4
ISSN2053-230X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013

    Research areas

  • toxin-antitoxin, ribonucleases, tRNA, PIN domain, Shigella flexneri, VapC

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