Fatty acid-CoA racemase plays an important role in the β-oxidation of branched-chain fatty acids and fatty-acid derivatives as it catalyzes the conversion of several (2R)-branched-chain fatty acid-CoAs to their (2S)-stereoisomers. Fatty acid-CoA racemase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv has been purified to homogeneity and crystallized by the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method with polyethylene glycol 4000 as precipitant. The crystals belong to the trigonal space group P31 or P32, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 109.56, c = 147.97 Å. The asymmetric unit contains six monomers, corresponding to a VM value of 2.15 Å3 Da-1. A complete native data set has been collected at 2.7 Å resolution using a synchrotron-radiation source.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Dec 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology
- Condensed Matter Physics