Journal article

Cloning, expression, purification and crystallization of dihydrodipicolinate synthase from the psychrophile Shewanella benthica.

Jacinta M Wubben, Con Dogovski, Renwick CJ Dobson, Rachel Codd, Juliet A Gerrard, Michael W Parker, Matthew A Perugini

Acta crystallographica. Section F, Structural biology and crystallization communications | Published : 2010


Dihydrodipicolinate synthase (DHDPS) is an oligomeric enzyme that catalyzes the first committed step of the lysine-biosynthesis pathway in plants and bacteria, which yields essential building blocks for cell-wall and protein synthesis. DHDPS is therefore of interest to drug-discovery research as well as to studies that probe the importance of quaternary structure to protein function, stability and dynamics. Accordingly, DHDPS from the psychrophilic (cold-dwelling) organism Shewanella benthica (Sb-DHDPS) was cloned, expressed, purified and crystallized. The best crystals of Sb-DHDPS were grown in 200 mM ammonium sulfate, 100 mM bis-tris pH 5.0-6.0, 23-26%(w/v) PEG 3350, 0.02%(w/v) sodium azid..

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