Nucleoside diphosphate (NDP) kinase is a key enzyme in maintaining cellular pools of all nucleoside triphosphates. NDP kinase from the hyperthermophilic archaebacterium Methanococcus jannaschii has been overexpressed in Escherichia coli and crystallized at 297 K using polyethylene glycol 4000 as precipitant. The crystal is hexagonal, belonging to the space group P63, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 72.89, c = 100.87 Å. The asymmetric unit contains two subunits of NDP kinase, with a corresponding crystal volume per protein mass (V(M)) of 2.38 Å3 Da-1 and a solvent content of 48.3%. Native X-ray diffraction data to 2.30 Å resolution have been collected using synchrotron X-rays.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology