A highly thermostable xylose isomerase from Thermus caldophilus has been expressed in Escherichia coli. The purified enzyme has an optimum temperature of 363 K. It has been crystallized at room temperature using ammonium sulfate as a precipitant. The crystal belongs to the orthorhombic space group P212121, with unit-cell parameters a = 84.35, b = 123.60, c = 140.24 Å. The presence of one molecule of tetrameric xylose isomerase in the asymmetric unit gives a crystal volume per protein mass (V(m)) of 2.1 Å D-1 and a solvent content of 41% by volume. The crystals initially showed diffraction to 1.7 Å Bragg spacing with synchrotron X-rays, and a set of native data extending to 2.3 Å resolution has been collected.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology