Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of recombinant pteridine reductase of Trypanosoma cruzi

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  • The recombinant version of Trypanosoma cruzi pteridine reductase was expressed in Escherichia coli, purified to homogeneity from the soluble fraction of bacterial extract by metal-chelate affinity chromatography and crystallized in the presence of the cofactor (NADPH) and an inhibitor (methotrexate) at 295 K using sodium acetate as precipitant. The crystals are trigonal, belonging to space group P31 (or P32), with unit-cell parameters a = 74.35, c = 179.96 Å under cryogenic conditions. The asymmetric unit contains a tetramer, with a corresponding VM of 2.3 Å3 Da-1 and a solvent content of 46%. Native data have been collected to 2.1 Å resolution using Cu Kα X-rays.
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  • Schormann N; Pal B; Chattopadhyay D
  • Start Page

  • 1671
  • End Page

  • 1673
  • Volume

  • 57
  • Issue

  • 11