Crystallography Journals Online : IUCR Backfile Archive 1948-2001
Chemistry and Pharmacology
A thermoalkalophilic lipase from Bacillus stearothermophilus L1 (L1 lipase) was crystallized in two different crystal forms using a low concentration of the enzyme and a calcium-exchange process. The first, needle-like, crystal form, which diffracts to about 3.5 Å, belongs to the orthorhombic space group P212121, with unit-cell parameters a = 67.84, b = 72.96, c = 104.41 Å. The second, monoclinic, crystal form, which behaves better than the first form for crystallographic analyses, belongs to the monoclinic space group C2 and has unit-cell parameters a = 119.62, b = 85.05, c = 98.36 Å, β = 99.73°. From the monoclinic crystals, a native data set and a samarium-derivative data set were collected to 2.0 and 2.3 Å resolution, respectively. The difference Patterson map between the two data sets shows strong heavy-atom peaks, indicating that the crystals are suitable for a high-resolution structure determination.
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