Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray data of the transcription factor NtcA from the cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC 7120.
2004 (English)In: Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography, ISSN 0907-4449, E-ISSN 1399-0047, Vol. 60, no Pt 5, 923-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
NtcA is a transcription factor that acts as a global nitrogen regulator in cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms, some genera of which can fix nitrogen under conditions of nitrogen deprivation. NtcA from Anabaena PCC 7120 is a dimeric protein that consists of 223 amino acids with a molecular weight of 25 kDa per subunit. It belongs to the cAMP receptor-protein (CAP) family and is involved in the regulation of several of the genes acting in the nitrogen-fixation process. Here, the crystallization and preliminary X-ray data of NtcA are described. The crystallization was made possible by an improved purification method, which provides a stable NtcA protein at concentrations suitable for crystallization. The protein was crystallized using the hanging-drop method. Data were collected to 2.5 A resolution using synchrotron radiation and the crystals belonged to space group P4(1)2(1)2 or P4(3)2(1)2, with unit-cell parameters a = 69.23, b = 69.23, c = 162.15 A, alpha = beta = gamma = 90 degrees. The phases necessary to solve the structure of NtcA could not be obtained by molecular replacement based on the CAP structure using various models.
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2004. Vol. 60, no Pt 5, 923-5 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85966DOI: 10.1107/S0907444904004263PubMedID: 15103140OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-85966DiVA: diva2:585674