Crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic studies of DesR, a thermosensing response regulator in a two-component signalling system from Streptococcus pneumoniae

Ae Kyung Park, Seung Min Bong, Jin Ho Moon, Young Min Chi

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The response regulator DesR, which activates the transcription of the des gene by binding to a regulatory region, is essential for controlling the fluidity of membrane phospholipids. DesR from Streptococcus pneumoniae was overexpressed in Escherichia coli. The protein was purified and crystallized for structural analysis. Diffraction data were collected to 1.7 Å resolution using synchrotron radiation and the crystals belonged to the orthorhombic space group P212121, with unit-cell parameters a = 46.91, b = 71.38, c = 117.73 Å. Assuming the presence of a dimer in the asymmetric unit, this corresponds to a V M of 2.21 Å 3 Da -1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-729
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 10



  • Fatty-acid desaturation
  • Response regulators
  • Two-component systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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