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A monodisperse truncation mutant of MxiH, the subunit of the needle from the Shigella flexneri type III secretion system (TTSS), has been overexpressed and purified. Crystals were grown of native and selenomethionine-labelled MxiH(CDelta5) and diffraction data were collected to 1.9 A resolution. The crystals belong to space group C2, with unit-cell parameters a = 183.4, b = 28.1, c = 27.8 A, beta = 96.5 degrees. An anomalous difference Patterson map calculated with the data from the SeMet-labelled crystals revealed a single peak on the Harker section v = 0. Inspection of a uranyl derivative also revealed one peak in the isomorphous difference Patterson map on the Harker section v = 0. Analysis of the self-rotation function indicates the presence of a twofold non-crystallographic symmetry axis approximately along a. The calculated Matthews coefficient is 1.9 A3 Da(-1) for two molecules per asymmetric unit, corresponding to a solvent content of 33%.

Original publication

DOI

10.1107/S1744309106006555

Type

Journal article

Journal

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun

Publication Date

01/03/2006

Volume

62

Pages

302 - 305

Keywords

Bacterial Proteins, Crystallization, Escherichia coli, Recombinant Proteins, Shigella flexneri