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Volume 73(Pt 12);  2017 Dec 1

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Research Communications

Ashley Law, Alexander Stergioulis, Andrei S. Halavaty, George Minasov, Wayne F. Anderson, Misty L. Kuhn

The crystal structure of dTDP-4-dehydro-β-l-rhamnose reductase (RfbD) from Bacillus anthracis was determined at 2.65 Å resolution in complex with NADP+. RfbD is the fourth enzyme of the dTDP-β-l-rhamnose-biosynthetic pathway and provides evidence that RfbD homologs in Gram-positive bacteria exhibit key differences in the residues important for oligomerization and metal

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Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 644–650. Published online 2017 Nov 6. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X17015746
Taichi Mizobuchi, Risako Nonaka, Motoki Yoshimura, Katsumasa Abe, Shouji Takahashi, Yoshio Kera, Masaru Goto

The crystal structure of a pyridoxal 5′-phosphate-dependent aspartate racemase derived from Scapharca broughtonii has been resolved at 1.90 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 651–656. Published online 2017 Nov 6. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X17015813
Crissy L. Tarver, Marc Pusey

A very low cost method for carrying out imaging of trace fluorescently labeled protein crystallization plates is described.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 657–663. Published online 2017 Nov 10. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X17015941
PMCID:
PMC5713670
Aleksander Shornikov, Ha Tran, Jennifer Macias, Andrei S. Halavaty, George Minasov, Wayne F. Anderson, Misty L. Kuhn

The crystal structure of dTDP-6-deoxy-d-xylo-4-hexulose 3,5-epimerase (RfbC) from B. anthracis was determined at 1.63 Å resolution in complex with dTDP and pyrophosphate. RfbC is the third enzyme of the dTDP-l-rhamnose-biosynthetic pathway and only crystallized in the presence of the other three members of the pathway RfbA, RfbB and RfbD.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 664–671. Published online 2017 Nov 10. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X17015849
Lisa S. Mydy, Zahra Mashhadi, T. William Knight, Tyler Fenske, Trevor Hagemann, Robert W. Hoppe, Lanlan Han, Todd R. Miller, Alan W. Schwabacher, Nicholas R. Silvaggi

The acetoacetate decarboxylase-like superfamily contains a subset of proteins that are predicted to be involved in secondary metabolism based on gene context. Swit_4259, a protein of unknown function, belongs to this emerging family V subset, in which the overall fold resembles prototypical acetoacetate decarboxylases, but the active-site architecture leads to a divergence in function.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 672–681. Published online 2017 Nov 14. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X17015862
Bernard C. Collins, Hiro Nakahara, Sharmistha Acharya, Max D. Cooper, Brantley R. Herrin, Ian A. Wilson

The crystal structure of an anti-idiotype VLR, VLR39, at 1.5 Å resolution is presented and compared with those of other protein-specific VLRs. Binding studies with purified components confirms a VLR39–Fv interaction.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 682–687. Published online 2017 Nov 14. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X1701620X
Krzysztof P. Bzymek, Yuelong Ma, Kendra N. Avery, David A. Horne, John C. Williams

The structure–affinity relationship of complexes of the cetuximab Fab with meditope peptides modified at Arg8 is investigated.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 688–694. Published online 2017 Nov 18. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X17016272
PMCID:
PMC5713674
Jingfeng Zhao, Jixia Ren, Nan Wang, Zhong Cheng, Runmei Yang, Gen Lin, Yi Guo, Dayong Cai, Yong Xie, Xiaohong Zhao

The crystal structure of a fibronectin type III domain from human collagen α1 type XX (residues Pro386–Pro466) was solved at 2.5 Å resolution.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 695–700. Published online 2017 Nov 21. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X1701648X
Tifany Oulavallickal, Jodi L. Brewster, James L. O. McKellar, Michael J. Fairhurst, Nicholas A. Tenci, Monica L. Gerth

The sensor domain of the PscF chemoreceptor from the plant pathogen P. syringae pv. actinidiae has been cloned, expressed, purified and crystallized. Preliminary X-ray diffraction data from native and selenomethionine-labelled protein crystals were collected to 1.46 and 2.46 Å resolution, respectively.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 701–705. Published online 2017 Nov 24. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X17016831
K. J. Pampa, S. Madan Kumar, M. K. Hema, Karthik Kumara, S. Naveen, Naoki Kunishima, N. K. Lokanath

The crystal structure of SAM-dependent methyltransferase from P. horikoshii in complex with the cofactor SAM was solved by X-ray diffraction. The monomeric structure consists of a Rossmann-like fold (domain I) and a substrate-binding domain (domain II). The cofactor binds at the interface between adjacent subunits.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 706–712. Published online 2017 Nov 24. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X17016648

Addenda and Errata

WenYu Wu, Xiangkai Zhen, Ning Shi

A corrigendum to the paper by Wu et al. [(2017), Acta Cryst. F73, 393–397] is published.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2017 Dec 1; 73(Pt 12): 713. Published online 2017 Nov 21. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X17016521
PMCID:
PMC5713678

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