Structure of YqgQ protein from Bacillus subtilis, a conserved hypothetical protein.
ABSTRACT: The crystal structure of the hypothetical protein YqgQ from Bacillus subtilis has been determined to 2.1 A resolution. The crystals belonged to space group P2(1), with unit-cell parameters a = 51.85, b = 41.25, c = 55.18 A, beta = 113.4 degrees , and contained three protein molecules in the asymmetric unit. The structure was determined by the single-wavelength anomalous dispersion method using selenium-labeled protein and was refined to a final R factor of 24.7% (R(free) = 28.0%). The protein molecule mainly comprises a three-helical bundle. Its putative function is inferred to be single-stranded nucleic acid binding based on sequence and structural homology.
Project description:Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), which causes severe damage to various agricultural crops such as tomato, pepper, lettuce and peanut, is a negative-stranded RNA virus belonging to the Tospovirus genus of the Bunyaviridae family. Viral genomic RNA molecules are packaged in the form of ribonucleoprotein complexes, each of which contains one viral RNA molecule that is coated with many nucleocapsid (N) proteins. Here, the expression and crystallization of TSWV N protein are reported. Native and selenomethionine-substituted crystals of N protein belonged to the same space group P2(1). Their unit-cell parameters were a = 66.8, b = 97.2, c = 72.0 Å, ? = 112.8° and a = 66.5, b = 96.3, c = 72.1 Å, ? = 113.4°, respectively.
Project description:The structure of a conserved hypothetical protein, PlasmoDB sequence MAL13P1.257 from Plasmodium falciparum, Pfam sequence family PF05907, has been determined as part of the structural genomics effort of the Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa consortium. The structure was determined by multiple-wavelength anomalous dispersion at 2.17 A resolution. The structure is almost entirely beta-sheet; it consists of 15 beta-strands and one short 3(10)-helix and represents a new protein fold. The packing of the two monomers in the asymmetric unit indicates that the biological unit may be a dimer.
Project description:Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by the pathogenic bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Whole-genome sequencing revealed that the B. pseudomallei genome includes 5855 coding DNA sequences (CDSs), of which ?25% encode hypothetical proteins. A pathogen-associated hypothetical protein, BPSL1038, was overexpressed in Escherichia coli, purified and crystallized using vapour-diffusion methods. A BPSL1038 protein crystal that grew using sodium formate as precipitant diffracted to 1.55?Å resolution. It belonged to space group C2221, with unit-cell parameters a = 85.36, b = 115.63, c = 46.73?Å. The calculated Matthews coefficient (VM) suggests that there are two molecules per asymmetric unit, with a solvent content of 48.8%.
Project description:The structure of a probable Mo-cofactor biosynthesis protein B from Sulfolobus tokodaii, belonging to space group P6(4)22 with unit-cell parameters a = b = 136.68, c = 210.52 A, was solved by molecular replacement to a resolution of 1.9 A and refined to an R factor and R(free) of 16.8% and 18.5%, respectively. The asymmetric unit contains a trimer, while the biologically significant oligomer is predicted to be a hexamer by size-exclusion chromatography. The subunit structure and fold of ST2315 are similar to those of other enzymes that are known to be involved in the molybdopterin- and molybdenum cofactor-biosynthesis pathways.
Project description:The crystal structure of a conserved hypothetical protein, GK0453, from Geobacillus kaustophilus has been determined to 2.2 Å resolution. The crystal belonged to space group P4(3)2(1)2, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 75.69, c = 64.18 Å. The structure was determined by the molecular-replacement method and was refined to a final R factor of 22.6% (R(free) = 26.3%). Based on structural homology, the GK0453 protein possesses two independent binding sites and hence it may simultaneously interact with two proteins or with a protein and a nucleic acid.
Project description:The protein encoded by the MJ0754 gene from the archaeon Methanococcus jannaschii DSM 2661 is an unknown hypothetical protein. Two recombinant proteins, MJ0754 (residues 1-185) and MJ0754t (a truncated form of MJ0754, residues 11-185), were cloned from MJ0754, overexpressed as His-tag fusion proteins and purified. The crystals were found to grow under two different conditions and to have two different shapes. The crystal of MJ0754 belonged to space group P6(1), with unit-cell parameters a = b = 127.015, c = 48.929 A, a calculated Matthews coefficient of 2.85 A(3) Da(-1) and two molecules per asymmetric unit. The crystal of MJ0754t belonged to space group C222(1), with unit-cell parameters a = 51.915, b = 79.122, c = 93.869 A, a calculated Matthews coefficient of 2.41 A(3) Da(-1) and one molecule per asymmetric unit. The SeMet-labelled P6(1) crystal diffracted to a resolution of 3.1 A, while the native C222(1) crystal diffracted to 1.3 A resolution.
Project description:SAV0479, a hypothetical protein from the Mu50 strain of methicillin- and vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, was selected for structure and function determination as part of a structural genomics project. Here, the cloning, overexpression, purification and crystallization of SAV0479 are reported. Crystals were obtained by the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method and diffraction data were collected to a resolution of 2.8 Å. The crystals belonged to space group P3(1)21, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 81.48, c = 82.53 Å. Three monomers of SAV0479 are present in each asymmetric unit.
Project description:Acinetobacter baumannii causes bacteraemia, pneumonia, other respiratory-tract and urinary-tract infections in humans. OXA-23 carbapenemase-producing A. baumannii K0420859 (A. baumannii OXA-23) is resistant to carbapenem, a common antibacterial drug. To develop an efficient and novel antibacterial drug against A. baumannii OXA-23, D-alanine-D-alanine ligase, which is essential in bacterial cell-wall synthesis, is of interest. Here, the D-alanine-D-alanine ligase (AbDdl) gene from A. baumannii OXA-23 was cloned and expressed, and the AbDdl protein was purified and crystallized; this enzyme can be used as a novel target for an antibacterial drug against A. baumannii OXA-23. The AbDdl crystal diffracted to a resolution of 2.8?Å and belonged to the orthorhombic space group P212121, with unit-cell parameters a = 113.4, b = 116.7, c = 176.5?Å, a corresponding VM of 2.8?Å(3)?Da(-1) and a solvent content of 56.3%, and six protomers in the asymmetric unit.
Project description:Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health threat caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). It is further fueled by the HIV pandemic and by increasing incidences of multidrug resistant Mtb-strains. Rv2827c, a hypothetical protein from Mtb, has been implicated in the survival of Mtb in the macrophages of the host. The three-dimensional structure of Rv2827c has been determined by the three-wavelength anomalous diffraction technique using bromide-derivatized crystals and refined to a resolution of 1.93 A. The asymmetric unit of the orthorhombic crystals contains two independent protein molecules related by a non-crystallographic translation. The tertiary structure of Rv2827c comprises two domains: an N-terminal domain displaying a winged helix topology and a C-terminal domain, which appears to constitute a new and unique fold. Based on structural homology considerations and additional biochemical evidence, it could be established that Rv2827c is a DNA-binding protein. Once the understanding of the structure-function relationship of Rv2827c extends to the function of Rv2827c in vivo, new clues for the rational design of novel intervention strategies may be obtained.
Project description:The title compound, C13H9N3O3, crystallizes with two identical but differently oriented mol-ecules in the asymmetric unit, the dihedral angle between the fused-ring systems of the two molecules being 64.39?(7)°. The two prop-2-ynyl chains are located on opposite sides of the mol-ecule and are nearly perpendicular to the fused ring plane, as indicated by the C-N-C-C torsion angles in the range 106.0?(3)-113.4?(3)°. In the crystal, the two mol-ecules are linked through C-H?O hydrogen bonds into dimers, which are subsequently linked by further C-H?O inter-actions, building a three-dimensional network.