Crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic studies of a new class of enoyl-(acyl-carrier protein) reductase, FabV, from Vibrio fischeri

Ae Kyung Park, Jeong Hye Lee, Young Min Chi, Jin Ho Moon

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Enoyl-(acyl-carrier protein) reductase (ENR) catalyzes the last step of the fatty-acid elongation cycle of the bacterial fatty-acid biosynthesis (FAS II) pathway. Recently, a new class of ENR has been identified from Vibrio cholerae and was named FabV. In order to understand the molecular mechanism of the new class of ENR at the structural level, FabV from V. fischeri was overexpressed, purified and crystallized. Diffraction data were collected to 2.7 Å resolution from a native crystal. The crystal belonged to the orthorhombic space group P21212, with unit-cell parameters a = 123.53, b = 164.14, c = 97.07 Å. The presence of four molecules of FabV in the asymmetric unit gave a V M value of 2.81 Å 3 Da -1, with a corresponding solvent content of 54.5%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1



  • enoyl-(acyl-carrier protein) reductase
  • FabV
  • FAS II pathway
  • Vibrio fischeri

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Genetics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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