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Title: Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a RecB-family nuclease from the archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi

Abstract

A RecB-like nuclease from the archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi was expressed, purified and crystallized. The crystals belong to the orthorhombic space group C222{sub 1} with a = 81.5, b = 159.8, c = 100.8 Å, and a native data set was collected to 2.65 Å resolution. Nucleases are required to process and repair DNA damage in living cells. One of the best studied nucleases is the RecB protein, which functions in Escherichia coli as a component of the RecBCD enzyme complex that amends double-strand breaks in DNA. Although archaea do not contain the RecBCD complex, a RecB-like nuclease from Pyrococcus abyssi has been cloned, expressed and purified. The protein was crystallized by the sitting-drop vapour-diffusion method using polyethylene glycol 8000 as the precipitant. The crystals belong to the orthorhombic space group C222{sub 1}, with unit-cell parameters a = 81.5, b = 159.8, c = 100.8 Å. Self-rotation function and native Patterson map calculations revealed that there is a dimer in the asymmetric unit with its local twofold axis running parallel to the crystallographic twofold screw axis. The crystals diffracted to about 2 Å and a complete native data set was collected to 2.65 Å resolution.

Authors:
 [1]; ; ;  [2];  [1]
  1. Center for Structural Biochemistry, Karolinska Institute, NOVUM, S-141 57 Huddinge (Sweden)
  2. Université Paris-Sud, Institut de Génétique et Microbiologie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Unité Mixte de Recherche 8621, F-91405 Orsay CEDEX (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22360323
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Acta Crystallographica. Section F; Journal Volume: 63; Journal Issue: Pt 5; Other Information: PMCID: PMC2334999; PMID: 17565182; PUBLISHER-ID: en5235; OAI: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2334999; Copyright (c) International Union of Crystallography 2007; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CRYSTALLIZATION; CRYSTALS; DIFFUSION; DIMERS; DNA; ESCHERICHIA COLI; RESOLUTION; ROTATION; SPACE GROUPS

Citation Formats

Ren, Bin, E-mail: ren@csb.ki.se, Kuhn, Joëlle, Meslet-Cladiere, Laurence, Myllykallio, Hannu, and Ladenstein, Rudolf. Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a RecB-family nuclease from the archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi. United Kingdom: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1107/S1744309107015278.
Ren, Bin, E-mail: ren@csb.ki.se, Kuhn, Joëlle, Meslet-Cladiere, Laurence, Myllykallio, Hannu, & Ladenstein, Rudolf. Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a RecB-family nuclease from the archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi. United Kingdom. doi:10.1107/S1744309107015278.
Ren, Bin, E-mail: ren@csb.ki.se, Kuhn, Joëlle, Meslet-Cladiere, Laurence, Myllykallio, Hannu, and Ladenstein, Rudolf. Tue . "Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a RecB-family nuclease from the archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi". United Kingdom. doi:10.1107/S1744309107015278.
@article{osti_22360323,
title = {Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a RecB-family nuclease from the archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi},
author = {Ren, Bin, E-mail: ren@csb.ki.se and Kuhn, Joëlle and Meslet-Cladiere, Laurence and Myllykallio, Hannu and Ladenstein, Rudolf},
abstractNote = {A RecB-like nuclease from the archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi was expressed, purified and crystallized. The crystals belong to the orthorhombic space group C222{sub 1} with a = 81.5, b = 159.8, c = 100.8 Å, and a native data set was collected to 2.65 Å resolution. Nucleases are required to process and repair DNA damage in living cells. One of the best studied nucleases is the RecB protein, which functions in Escherichia coli as a component of the RecBCD enzyme complex that amends double-strand breaks in DNA. Although archaea do not contain the RecBCD complex, a RecB-like nuclease from Pyrococcus abyssi has been cloned, expressed and purified. The protein was crystallized by the sitting-drop vapour-diffusion method using polyethylene glycol 8000 as the precipitant. The crystals belong to the orthorhombic space group C222{sub 1}, with unit-cell parameters a = 81.5, b = 159.8, c = 100.8 Å. Self-rotation function and native Patterson map calculations revealed that there is a dimer in the asymmetric unit with its local twofold axis running parallel to the crystallographic twofold screw axis. The crystals diffracted to about 2 Å and a complete native data set was collected to 2.65 Å resolution.},
doi = {10.1107/S1744309107015278},
journal = {Acta Crystallographica. Section F},
number = Pt 5,
volume = 63,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}