The leucyl-tRNA synthetase (LeuRS) from the archaeon Pyrococcus horikoshii was overexpressed in a C-terminally truncated form in Escherichia coli, purified and crystallized by the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method using ammonium sulfate as a precipitant. The crystals belong to the rhombohedral space group R3, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 186.20, c = 91.43 Å, α = β = 90, γ = 120°. The asymmetric unit contains one molecule of LeuRS, with a corresponding crystal volume per protein weight of 3.2 Å3 Da-1 and a solvent content of 60.7%. A data set diffracting to 2.2 Å resolution was collected from a single crystal at 100 K. Selenomethionine-substituted protein crystals were prepared in order to solve the structure by the SAD phasing method.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology