Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a putative sensor histidine kinase domain: The C-terminal domain of HksP4 from Aquifex aeolicus VF5

Shoichiro Horita, Yosuke Yamanaka, Akihiro Yamamura, Akitoshi Okada, Jiro Nakayama, Koji Nagata, Masaru Tanokura

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Abstract

The histidine kinase domain of the cytoplasmic protein HksP4 from the hyperthermophilic bacterium Aquifex aeolicus VF5, located in the C-terminal half of the protein, was expressed, purified and crystallized. Diffraction-quality crystals were obtained in the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or adenosine 5′-(β,γ-imido)triphosphate (AMPPNP) by the sitting-drop vapour-diffusion method using PEG 3350 as the precipitant. The crystals obtained in the presence of ATP and AMPPNP diffracted X-rays to 3.1 and 2.9 Å resolution, respectively, on BL-5A at Photon Factory (Ibaraki, Japan) and were found to belong to the same space group P2 12 12 1, with unit-cell parameters a = 80.2, b = 105.5, c = 122.0 Å and a = 81.5, b = 105.5, c = 130.9 Å, respectively. Their Matthews coefficients (V M = 2.74 and 2.51 Å 3 Da -1, respectively) indicated that both crystals contained four protein molecules per asymmetric unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-807
Number of pages5
JournalActa Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications
Volume67
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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