Preliminary crystallographic study on a low molecular weight form of bacterial plasminogen activator staphylokinase

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  • Staphylokinase, a 17 kDa protein, produced by certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus functions as a fibrin-specific plasminogen activator. During its interaction with plasminogen, staphylokinase is converted into a low molecular weight form by loss of ten amino-terminal residues. This low molecular weight form of recombinant staphylokinase has been crystallized using the hanging-drop vapor-diffusion technique with polyethylene glycol 4000 as precipitant. Crystals belong to the orthorhombic space group C2221 with unit-cell dimensions a = 43.78, b = 59.86 and c = 103.25 Å and one molecule in the asymmetric unit. These crystals diffract to about 2.4Å resolution.
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  • Chattopadhyay D; Stewart JE; Smith CD; Delucas LJ; Narayana SVL
  • Start Page

  • 480
  • End Page

  • 481
  • Volume

  • 53
  • Issue

  • 4