Acta Crystallographica Section D

Biological Crystallography

Volume 52, Part 1 (January 1996)


Cover illustration Cover illustration: NMR solution structure of an Antennapedia homeodomain complex with a 14-base pair operator DNA duplex. The dotted surface outlines a hydrated cavity in the protein-DNA interface.

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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 1-6    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444996099714 ]

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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 7-17    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995009280 ]

Structure determination and refinement of the Humicola insolens endoglucanase V at 1.5 Å Resolution

G. J. Davies, G. Dodson, M. H. Moore, S. P. Tolley, Z. Dauter, K. S. Wilson, G. Rasmussen and M. Schülein

Synopsis: This paper reports the first structure determination of a family 45 glycosyl hydrolase. This made use of optimized wavelength data collection and anisotropic modelling of the atomic displacement parameters.

PDB reference: 2eng



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 18-29    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995008675 ]

Structure of bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor at 125 K definition of carboxyl-terminal residues Gly57 and Ala58

S. Parkin, B. Rupp and H. Hope

Synopsis: At 125 K, the crystal structure of BPTI is much less disordered than at room temperature. In particular, the previously badly disordered C terminus and several side chains are completely resolved.

PDB reference: 1bpi



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 30-42    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995008754 ]

Methods used in the structure determination of bovine mitochondrial F1 ATPase

J. P. Abrahams and A. G. W. Leslie

Synopsis: The structure of bovine mitochondrial F1 ATPase (372 kDa) was solved to 2.8 Å resolution using only one derivative compound. The structure solution depended on careful data collection and processing in conjunction with `solvent flipping'.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 43-48    [ doi:10.1107/S090744499500761X ]

Phase combination and cross validation in iterated density-modification calculations

K. D. Cowtan and P. Main

Synopsis: Current phase-combination procedures are applied inappropriately in many density-modification calculations. Some of the problems are investigated.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 49-56    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995009085 ]

Representing stereochemical information in macromolecular electron-density distributions by multi-dimensional histograms

S. Xiang and C. W. Carter Jnr

Synopsis: A multi-dimensional histogram is proposed as a generalized representation of stereochemical information characterizing the shape of a macromolecular electron-density distribution. One dimension, the magnitude of the electron-density gradient, has a significantly enhanced sensitivity to phase errors.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 57-64    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995011115 ]

New parameters for the refinement of nucleic acid-containing structures

G. Parkinson, J. Vojtechovsky, L. Clowney, A. T. Brünger and H. M. Berman

Synopsis: The construction of an X-PLOR dictionary for nucleic acids is described. The results of refinement trials with this dictionary are presented.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 65-76    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995007827 ]

Refinement and structural analysis of bovine cytochrome b5 at 1.5 Å Resolution

R. C. E. Durley and F. S. Mathews

Synopsis: The cytochrome b5 structure has been refined at high resolution using the programs PROFFT and X-PLOR. The latter refinement allowed identification of and additional three residues and refinement of alternate side-chain conformations.

PDB references: 3b5c and 1cyc



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 77-86    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995009796 ]

Structure of flavoprotein FP390 from a luminescent bacterium Photobacterium phosphoreum refined at 2.7 Å resolution

A. Kita, S. Kasai, M. Miyata and K. Miki

Synopsis: The three-dimensional structure of flavoprotein FP390 from a luminescent bacterium, Photobacterium phosphoreum, was refined to an R factor of 24.0% at 2.7 Å resolution.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 87-92    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995007517 ]

Structure of fasciculin 2 from green mamba snake venom: evidence for unusual loop flexibility

M.-H. le Du, D. Housset, P. Marchot, P. E. Bougis, J. Navaza and J. C. Fontecilla-Camps

Synopsis: Comparison of fasciculin 1 and 2, potent acetylcholine inhibitors from green mamba snake venom, show unusual flexibility in one of the loops.

PDB reference: 1fsc



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 93-104    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995007293 ]

X-ray structure of the signal transduction protein from Escherichia coli at 1.9 Å

P. D. Carr, E. Cheah, P. M. Suffolk, S. G. Vasudevan, N. E. Dixon and D. L. Ollis

Synopsis: The refined X-ray structure of this signal-transduction protein is presented along with a discussion of structural implications for function and a comparison with other proteins.

PDB reference: 2pii



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 105-114    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995008468 ]

Structure of a bulgecin-inhibited g-type lysozyme from the egg white of the Australian black swan. A comparison of the binding of bulgecin to three muramidases

S. Karlsen, E. Hough, Z. H. Rao and N. W. Isaacs

Synopsis: Bulgecin, a bacterial metabolite, binds in the same way to the g-type lysozyme from the Australian black swan as to the c-type lysozyme from the rainbow trout and the C-terminal domain of a soluble lytic transglycosylase from E. coli.

PDB reference: 1lsp



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 115-123    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995006366 ]

Structure of a complex between bulgecin, a bacterial metabolite, and lysozyme from the rainbow trout

S. Karlsen and E. Hough

Synopsis: The crystal structure of a complex between lysozyme from the rainbow trout and bulgecin shows that the NAG moiety is bound in site C and the proline residue is seen in site D.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 124-128    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995007190 ]

Structure of a loop-deleted variant of 3-isopropylmalate dehydrogenase from Thermus thermophilus: an internal reprieve tolerance mechanism

M. Sakurai, M. Ohzeki, K. Miyazaki, H. Moriyama, MamoruSato. Mamoru Sato, N. Tanaka and T. Oshima

Synopsis: An internal reprieve tolerance mechanism had been postulated through the studies of flexible-loop-deleted IPMDH.

PDB reference: 1idm



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 129-142    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995007268 ]

Structural refinement of the DNA-containing capsid of canine parvovirus using RSRef, a resolution-dependent stereochemically restrained real-space refinement method

M. S. Chapman and M. G. Rossmann

Synopsis: A real-space procedure has been used in the refinement of the canine parvovirus structure. The method is particularly fast and convenient when only a small fraction of the crystallographic asymmetic unit needs to be refined, as is the case when there is high non-crystallographic redundancy.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 143-155    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995008742 ]

Structure solution of a cubic crystal of concanavalin A complexed with methyl [alpha]-D-glucopyranoside

S. J. Harrop, J. R. Helliwell, T. C. M. Wan, A. J. Kalb (Gilboa), L. Tong and J. Yariv

Synopsis: The concanavalin A complex with this sugar is a classical tetamer of protein subunits of total MW 100 kDa. The correct space group was finally established as I213 by MIR. Calculations performed initially in the related, but incorrect, space group I23, and by molecular replacement, proved to be instructive.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 156-159    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995007839 ]

Crystallization of apocrustacyanin on the International Microgravity Laboratory (IML-2) mission

N. E. Chayen, E. J. Gordon and P. F. Zagalsky

Synopsis: Crystals of apocrustacyanin C1 grown under microgravity on the IML-2 NASA space shuttle mission are compared with earth-grown crystals in ground controls and in the laboratory.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 160-164    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995009127 ]

Structure of a ribonuclease B+d(pA)4 complex

T.-P. Ko, R. Williams and A. McPherson

Synopsis: The structure of tetragonal crystal form of RNaseB complexed with d(pA)4 has been solved. The structure shows the binding of nucleic acid at the active site and suggests the mode of binding for an extende polynucleotide chain.

PDB reference: 1fvp



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 165-169    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995010006 ]

X-ray structure of a new crystal form of pike 4.10 [beta] parvalbumin

J.-P. Declercq, B. Tinant and J. Parello

Synopsis: As compared to the previously reported structures, the main differences concern the conformation of the N-terminal residues and the packing in the unit cell.

PDB reference: 1pvb



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 170-175    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995009504 ]

Studies of monoclinic hen egg-white lysozyme. IV. X-ray refinement at 1.8 Å resolution and a comparison of the variable regions in the polymorphic forms

S. T. Rao and M. Sundaralingam

Synopsis: The low-pH form of monoclinic hen egg-white lysozyme has been refined at 1.8 Å resolution. Polymorphous crystal forms of hen egg-white lysozyme display lattice contacts at the variable regions.

PDB reference: 5lym



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 176-188    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995007608 ]

Three-dimensional structure of Xenopus laevis Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase b determined by X-ray crystallography at 1.5 Å resolution

K. Djinovic Carugo, A. Battistoni, M. T. Carri, F. Polticelli, A. Desideri, G. Rotilio, A. Coda, K. S. WIlson and M. Bolognesi

Synopsis: Xenopus laevis Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase (isoenzyme b) was determined at 1.49 Å resolution and refined to an R factor of 0.104. The higher thermal stability of the bb X. laevis SOD dimer with respect to the aa hormodimer can be explained by structural analysis which reveals a number of conserved water-molecule sites in the two subunits and in homologous SOD models.

PDB reference: 1xso


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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 189-191    [ doi:10.1107/S090744499500953X ]

Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a bacterial glutathione transferase

S. C. Feil, M. C. J. Wilce, J. Rossjohn, N. Allocati, A. Aceto, C. Di Ilio and M. W. Parker

Synopsis: Crystals of a bacterial glutathione 5-transferase from Proteus mirabilis have been grown and they have been characterized by collecting X-ray data to 2.7 Å resoution



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 192-193    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995010365 ]

Crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of recombinant transaldolase B from Eschericha coli

J. Jia, Y. Lindqvist, G. Schneider, U. Schörken, H. Sahm and G. A. Sprenger

Synopsis: Recombinant transaldolase from Eschericha coli has been crystallized. The crystals are orthorhombic space group P212121 with cell dimensions a = 68.9, b = 91.3 and c = 130.5 Å and diffract to 2 Å resolution.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 194-196    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995007712 ]

Preliminary crystallographic studies of dimethylsulfoxide reductase from Rhodobacter capsulatus

S. Bailey, A. S. McAlpine, E. M. H. Duke, N. Benson and A. G. McEwan

Synopsis: DMSO reductase from Rhodobacter capsulatus has been crystallized in two forms suitable for structural analysis. This is the simplest model to study this class of Mo-pterin enzyme.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 197-198    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995007529 ]

Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystal structure analysis of copper amine oxidase from Arthrobacter globoformis

H. C. Freeman, J. M. Guss, V. Kumar, W. S. McIntyre and V. M. Zubak

Synopsis: [beta] phenylethylamine oxidase. a copper amine oxidase from Arthrobacter globoformis has been crystallized in two monoclinic forms and an orthorhombic form



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 199-200    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995010936 ]

Crystallization and preliminary X-ray study of a new crystal form of cytochrome c' from Rhodobacter capsulatus

Y. Higuchi, Y. Okama, T. Kanda, S. Misaki, N. Yasuoka, T. E. Meyer and M. A. Cusanovich

Synopsis: A new crystal form of cytochrome c' from Rhodobacter capsulatus was obtained with unit-cell dimensions a = 47.82, b = 72.59, c = 34.22 Å. the space group being P212121



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 201-202    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995009115 ]

Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction studies of haemorrhagin I from the snake venom of Agkistrodon acutus

W. Gong, Z. Zhu, L. Niu and M. Teng

Synopsis: Haemorrhagin I from the snake venom of Agkistrodon acutus been crystallized. Its space group is P41212 or P43212 with dimensions a = b = 63.61 and c = 95.69 Å



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 203-206    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995009516 ]

Crystallization of a 14-3-3 protein

B. Xiao, D. Jones, J. Madrazo, Y. Soneji, A. Aitken and S. Gamblin

Synopsis: Crystallization of a 14-3-3 protein and characterization of crystals obtained



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 207-210    [ doi:10.1107/S090744499500641X ]

Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of twinned crystals of a chimeric FK506 binding protein 12 and 13 complexed with FK506

J. Liang, S. Ealick, C. Nielsen, S. L. Schreiber and J. Clardy

Synopsis: Crystals of an FKBPl2/13 chimeric protein complexed to the immunosuppressive agent FK506 grew as twinned crystals in space group P1. Data were collected with synchrotron radiation at CHESS molecular-replacement solution reveals the structural basis for twinning.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 211-214    [ doi:10.1107/S090744499500727X ]

Crystallization of Escherichia coli aspartyl-tRNA synthetase in its free state and in a complex with yeast tRNAAsp

M. Boeglin, A. C. Dock-Bregeon, G. Eriani, J. Gangloff, M. Ruff, A. Poterszman, A. Mitschler, J.-C. Thierry and D. Moras

Synopsis: Crystals diffracting to 2.7 Å resolution of E. coli aspartyl-tRNA synthetase and of its non-efficient complex with the cognate tRNA from yeast have been obtained.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 215-217    [ doi:10.1107/S090744499501002X ]

Crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic studies of 7[alpha]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase from Escherichia coli

N. Tanaka, T. Nonaka, T. Yoshimoto, D. Tsuru and Y. Mitsui

Synopsis: Crystals of 7-[alpha]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase from E. coli belong to one of the enantiomorphic space groups P41212 or P43212 with cell dimensions a = b = 81.66 and c = 214.6 Å and diffract to at least 2.3 Å resolution.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 218-220    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995009103 ]

Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction studies of a cobalt-substituted derivative of the iron-dependent alcohol dehydrogenase from Zymomonas mobilis

R. l. Brown, H. M. Baker, G. B. Jameson, R. K. Scopes and E. N. Baker

Synopsis: The iron-dependent alcohol dehydrogenase from Zymomonas mobilis has been crystallized in a form suitable for X-ray, analysis. The Fe atom has been substituted by cobalt.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 221-223    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995010018 ]

Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of 3-carboxy-cis,cis-muconate lactonizing enzyme from Neurospora crassa

T. Glumoff, S. Helin, P. Mazur, J. W. Kozarich and A. Goldman

Synopsis: Crystals diffracting to high resolution have been obtained of 3-carboxy-cis,cis-muconate lactonizing enzyme from Neurospora crassa. Cryo-cooling and cross-linking with glutaraldehyde extend the life time of the crystals in the X-ray beam.



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 224-225    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995011486 ]

Crystallization of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein from bovine liver

S. L. Ohringer, H. Jamil, C.-H. Chu, L. Tabernero, H. M. Einspahr, J. R. Wetterau and J. S. Sack

Synopsis: Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein from bovine liver has been crystallized in space group P212122 (a = 88.7. b = 100.9, c = 201.1 Å) using polyethylene glycol as a precipitant at pH 7.0



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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 226-228    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995007281 ]

Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of bacteriophage T4 deoxynucleotide kinase

P. Sebastiao, G. Obmolova, G. S. Brush, M. J. Bessman and A. Teplyakov

Synopsis: Recombinant T4 deoxynucleotide kinase has been crystallized in space group C2 with two molecules in the asymmetric unit. Diffraction data to 2.0 Å resolution have been collected.


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Acta Cryst. (1996). D52, 228-234    [ doi:10.1107/S0907444995010638 ]

Report of a workshop on the use of statistical validators in protein X-ray crystallography

E. Dodson, G. J. Kleywegt and K. Wilson

Synopsis: A report is given of the meeting entitled Integrated procedures for recording and validating results of 3-D structural studies of biological macromolecules held in York, April 1995.


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