Characterization of lysozyme crystals with unusually low solvent content

Nagendra, H. G. ; Sudarsanakumar, C. ; Vijayan, M. (1995) Characterization of lysozyme crystals with unusually low solvent content Acta Crystallographica Section D, 51 . pp. 390-392. ISSN 0907-4449

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL:

Related URL:


Studies on the low-humidity (88%) forms of tetragonal and monoclinic lysozyme, resulting from water-mediated transformations, have provided a wealth of information on the variability in protein hydration, its structural consequences and the water structure associated with proteins, in addition to facilitating the delineation of the rigid and the flexible regions in the protein molecule and the invariant features in its hydration shell. Surprisingly, monoclinic lysozyme continues to diffract even when the environmental humidity is drastically reduced, thus permitting the structural study of the enzyme at different levels of hydration. As part of a study in this direction, three very low humidity forms, two of them occurring at a nominal relative humidity of 38% and the other at 5% relative humidity, have been characterized. These have unprecedented low solvent contents of 16.9, 17.6 and 9.4%, respectively, as determined by the Matthews method.

Item Type:Article
Source:Copyright of this article belongs to International Union of Crystallography.
ID Code:53857
Deposited On:10 Aug 2011 09:19
Last Modified:10 Aug 2011 09:19

Repository Staff Only: item control page