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Acta crystallographica. Section F, Structural biology and crystallization communications

Expression, purification and crystallization of Streptococcus dysgalactiae-derived mitogen.


PMID 16511312

Abstract

Superantigens are bacterial or viral toxins with potent immunostimulatory properties. Streptococcus dysgalactiae-derived mitogen, a 25 kDa protein, is a recently discovered superantigen isolated from S. dysgalactiae culture supernatant. Sequence considerations suggest that it belongs to a new superantigen family distinct from other superantigens. The protein was expressed in Escherichia coli cells and purified to homogeneity. Crystals were grown at pH 4.2-4.4 in the presence of 18-20%(w/v) PEG 3350 and 0.4 M lithium nitrate. A complete data set to 2.4 A resolution was collected from a single crystal at liquid-nitrogen temperatures using synchrotron radiation. The crystals belong to space group P3/P3(1)/P3(2), with unit-cell parameters a = b = 52.7, c = 62.4 A, gamma = 120 degrees and one molecule in the crystallographic asymmetric unit.

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