Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of molecular chaperone-like diol dehydratase-reactivating factor in ADP-bound and nucleotide-free forms

Koichi Mori, Naoki Hieda, Mamoru Yamanishi, Naoki Shibata, Tetsuo Toraya

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Adenosylcobalamin (coenzyme B12) dependent diol dehydratase (EC catalyzes the conversion of 1,2-diols and glycerol to the corresponding aldehydes. It undergoes mechanism-based inactivation by glycerol. The diol dehydratase-reactivating factor (DDR) reactivates the inactivated holoenzymes in the presence of adenosylcobalamin, ATP and Mg2+ by mediating the release of a damaged cofactor. This molecular chaperone-like factor was overexpressed in Escherichia coli, purified and crystallized in the ADP-bound and nucleotide-free forms by the sandwich-drop vapour-diffusion method. The crystals of the ADP-bound form belong to the orthorhombic system, with space group P212121 and unit-cell parameters a = 83.26, b = 84.60, c = 280.09 Å, and diffract to 2.0 Å. In the absence of nucleotide, DDR crystals were orthorhombic, with space group P212121 and unit-cell parameters a = 81.92, b = 85.37, c = 296.99 Å and diffract to 3.0 Å. Crystals of both forms were suitable for structural analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-605
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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