Acta Cryst. (2013). D69, 2483-2494 [ doi:10.1107/S0907444913023196 ]
Abstract: The crystal structure of a copper amine oxidase from Arthrobacter globiformis was determined at 1.08 Å resolution with the use of low-molecular-weight polyethylene glycol (LMW PEG; average molecular weight 200) as a cryoprotectant. The final crystallographic R factor and Rfree were 13.0 and 15.0%, respectively. Several molecules of LMW PEG were found to occupy cavities in the protein interior, including the active site, which resulted in a marked reduction in the overall B factor and consequently led to a subatomic resolution structure for a relatively large protein with a monomer molecular weight of 70 000. About 40% of the presumed H atoms were observed as clear electron densities in the Fo - Fc difference map. Multiple minor conformers were also identified for many residues. Anisotropic displacement fluctuations were evaluated in the active site, which contains a post-translationally derived quinone cofactor and a Cu atom. Furthermore, diatomic molecules, most likely to be molecular oxygen, are bound to the protein, one of which is located in a region that had previously been proposed as an entry route for the dioxygen substrate from the central cavity of the dimer interface to the active site.
PDB references: 3wa2 and 3wa3
Keywords: copper amine oxidase; TPQ.
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