Tables for
Volume F
Crystallography of biological macromolecules
Edited by E. Arnold, D. M. Himmel and M. G. Rossmann

International Tables for Crystallography (2012). Vol. F, ch. 4.3, p. 132   | 1 | 2 |


Z. S. Derewendaa*

aDepartment of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908–0736, USA
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An example of the use of a fused carrier protein in crystallization: the crystal structure of the RACK1 protein (green) crystallized in fusion with an engineered variant of the maltose-binding protein (MBP; red); the major crystal contacts are mediated by MBP (PDB code 3dm0 ; Ullah et al., 2008[link]). The yellow spheres show alanines introduced by site-directed mutagenesis (see text for further details). Figs. and were generated using PyMOL ( ).