Unusual non-crystallographic symmetry in crystals of a 420 kDa crustacean clottable protein
Acta Crystallographica Section D
Volume 61, Issue 4, pages 485–489, April 2005
How to Cite
Kollman, J. M. and Doolittle, R. F. (2005), Unusual non-crystallographic symmetry in crystals of a 420 kDa crustacean clottable protein. Acta Crystallographica Section D, 61: 485–489. doi: 10.1107/S0907444905000910
- hemolymph clottable protein;
- non-crystallographic symmetry.
The 420 kDa hemolymph clottable protein has been purified from the California spiny lobster Panulirus interrruptus and crystallized in both monoclinic and orthorhombic space groups. Complete data sets have been collected from the two crystal forms to a maximum resolution of 3.9 and 3.2 Å, respectively. The monoclinic crystals exhibit unusual noncrystallographic symmetry with pseudo-ninefold rotational symmetry generated from three dimers per asymmetric unit. The orthorhombic crystals have a single dimer per asymmetric unit. Attempts to phase the data are currently under way.