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Overexpression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of the F1 antigen Caf1M-Caf1 chaperone-subunit pre-assembly complex from Yersinia pestis

Zavialov A, Berglund J, Knight SD


The F1 capsular antigen of the plague-causing pathogen Yersinia pestis is assembled from monomeric Caf1 subunits via the Caf1M/Caf1A chaperone/usher system. Y. pestis Caf1M-Caf1 chaperone-subunit complex was purified from the periplasm of Escherichia coli cells overexpressing Caf1M and Caf1 and was crystallized in PEG 4000 solution using hanging-drop vapour diffusion. The crystals diffract to a minimum Bragg spacing of 1.8 Angstrom and belong to space group P2(1), with unit-cell parameters a = 36.0, b = 69.2, c = 69.1 Angstrom, beta = 93.0degrees. SeMet-labelled Caf1M-Caf1 complexes were purified and crystallized under the same conditions. The SeMet crystals were identical to the native crystals and diffracted to 1.9 Angstrom. Heavy-atom derivative crystals were prepared by soaking in 10 mM K2PtCl4, giving two Pt sites per complex. The experimental electron-density map was obtained by a combination of MAD and MIR methods using both Se- and Pt-derivative crystals

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Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography
2003, Volym: 59, sidor: 359-362

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    • Zavialov, Anton

      • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
      • Berglund, Jenny

        • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
        • Knight, Stefan David

          • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

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