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Comparison of the Quality of Protein Crystals Grown by CLPC Seeds Method

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Institute for Special Environmental Biophysics, Key Laboratory for Space Bioscience and Space Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, Shanxi, China
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Shaan Xi University of Chinese Medicine, College of Pharmacy, Xi’an 712046, Shanxi, China
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Crystals 2019, 9(10), 501; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9100501
Received: 9 July 2019 / Revised: 22 September 2019 / Accepted: 24 September 2019 / Published: 26 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Protein Crystallography)
We present a systematic quality comparison of protein crystals obtained with and without cross-linked protein crystal (CLPC) seeds. Four proteins were used to conduct the experiments, and the results showed that crystals obtained in the presence of CLPC seeds exhibited a better morphology. In addition, the X-ray diffraction data showed that the CLPC seeds method is a powerful tool to obtain high-quality protein crystals. Therefore, we recommend the use of CLPC seeds in preparing high-quality diffracting protein crystals. View Full-Text
Keywords: CLPC seeds; crystal quality; resolution; mosaicity CLPC seeds; crystal quality; resolution; mosaicity
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Li, J.; Yan, E.-K.; Liu, Y.; Wu, Z.-Q.; Liu, Y.-L.; Hou, H.; Zhang, C.-Y.; Lu, Q.-Q.; Deng, X.-D.; Yin, D.-C. Comparison of the Quality of Protein Crystals Grown by CLPC Seeds Method. Crystals 2019, 9, 501.

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