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Isomorphous replacement combined with anomalous dispersion in the linear equations: application to a crystal containing four nonapeptide conformers

Konnert, J and Karle, J and Karle, IL and Uma, K and Balaram, P (1999) Isomorphous replacement combined with anomalous dispersion in the linear equations: application to a crystal containing four nonapeptide conformers. In: Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography, 55 (2). pp. 448-457.

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Abstract

The investigation of the structure of the four conformers of the nonapeptide described here has an additional purpose: to illustrate a method for combining isomorphous replacement information with anomalous dispersion information within the linear equations that have found use in the analysis of multiple-wavelength anomalous dispersion data. In the present application, isomorphous replacement data were obtained from the replacement of naturally occurring S atoms in the nonapeptide with Se atoms. Only one wavelength was used for the analysis: Cu K_ radiation. Details of the analysis are presented, as well as the structural results obtained. It was found that the four independent molecules in the structure have similar, but not identical, conformations. The backbones fold into predominantly alpha-helices with one or two 310-type hydrogen bonds and have extended side chains. Three to four water molecules are associated with each of the four head-to-tail regions between the peptides. Optimal packing between hydrophobic surfaces may account for the existence of four molecules in an asymmetric unit.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to International Union of Crystallography.
Keywords: Isomorphous replacement
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/2080

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