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Title: Three-dimensional reconstruction of the size and shape of protein microcrystals using Bragg coherent diffractive imaging

Abstract

Three-dimensional imaging of protein crystals during X-ray diffraction experiments opens up a range of possibilities for optimising crystal quality and gaining new insights into the fundamental processes that drive radiation damage. Obtaining this information at the appropriate lengthscales however is extremely challenging. One approach that has been recently demonstrated as a promising avenue for charactering the size and shape of protein crystals at nanometre lengthscales is Bragg Coherent Diffractive Imaging (BCDI). BCDI is a recently developed technique that is able to recover the phase of the continuous diffraction intensity signal around individual Bragg peaks. When data is collected at multiple points on a rocking curve a Reciprocal Space Map (RSM) can be assembled and then inverted using BCDI to obtain a three-dimensional image of the crystal. The first demonstration of two-dimensional BCDI of protein crystals was reported by Boutet at al., recently this work was extended to the study of radiation damage of micron-sized crystals. Here we present the first three-dimensional reconstructions of a Lysozyme protein crystal using BDI. The results are validated against RSM and TEM data and have implications for both radiation damage studies and for developing new approaches to structure retrieval from micron-sized protein crystals.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship; Australian Synchrotron - International Synchrotron Access Program (ISAP); Volkswagen Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1392020
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Optics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2040-8978
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
crystal size; reciprocal space mapping; Bragg coherent diffractive imaging; Subject classification numbers; nanocrystals

Citation Formats

Coughlan, H. D., Darmanin, C., Kirkwood, H. J., Phillips, N. W., Hoxley, D., Clark, J. N., Harder, R. J., Maxey, E., and Abbey, B. Three-dimensional reconstruction of the size and shape of protein microcrystals using Bragg coherent diffractive imaging. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1088/2040-8978/18/5/054003.
Coughlan, H. D., Darmanin, C., Kirkwood, H. J., Phillips, N. W., Hoxley, D., Clark, J. N., Harder, R. J., Maxey, E., & Abbey, B. Three-dimensional reconstruction of the size and shape of protein microcrystals using Bragg coherent diffractive imaging. United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/18/5/054003
Coughlan, H. D., Darmanin, C., Kirkwood, H. J., Phillips, N. W., Hoxley, D., Clark, J. N., Harder, R. J., Maxey, E., and Abbey, B. Mon . "Three-dimensional reconstruction of the size and shape of protein microcrystals using Bragg coherent diffractive imaging". United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/18/5/054003.
@article{osti_1392020,
title = {Three-dimensional reconstruction of the size and shape of protein microcrystals using Bragg coherent diffractive imaging},
author = {Coughlan, H. D. and Darmanin, C. and Kirkwood, H. J. and Phillips, N. W. and Hoxley, D. and Clark, J. N. and Harder, R. J. and Maxey, E. and Abbey, B.},
abstractNote = {Three-dimensional imaging of protein crystals during X-ray diffraction experiments opens up a range of possibilities for optimising crystal quality and gaining new insights into the fundamental processes that drive radiation damage. Obtaining this information at the appropriate lengthscales however is extremely challenging. One approach that has been recently demonstrated as a promising avenue for charactering the size and shape of protein crystals at nanometre lengthscales is Bragg Coherent Diffractive Imaging (BCDI). BCDI is a recently developed technique that is able to recover the phase of the continuous diffraction intensity signal around individual Bragg peaks. When data is collected at multiple points on a rocking curve a Reciprocal Space Map (RSM) can be assembled and then inverted using BCDI to obtain a three-dimensional image of the crystal. The first demonstration of two-dimensional BCDI of protein crystals was reported by Boutet at al., recently this work was extended to the study of radiation damage of micron-sized crystals. Here we present the first three-dimensional reconstructions of a Lysozyme protein crystal using BDI. The results are validated against RSM and TEM data and have implications for both radiation damage studies and for developing new approaches to structure retrieval from micron-sized protein crystals.},
doi = {10.1088/2040-8978/18/5/054003},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1392020}, journal = {Journal of Optics},
issn = {2040-8978},
number = 5,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {3}
}