Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic studies of FoxE from Rhodobacter ferrooxidans SW2, an FeII oxidoreductase involved in photoferrotrophy

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FoxE is a protein encoded by the foxEYZ operon of Rhodobacter ferrooxidans SW2 that is involved in FeII-based anoxygenic photosynthesis (`photoferrotrophy'). It is thought to reside in the periplasm, where it stimulates light-dependent FeII oxidation. It contains 259 residues, including two haem c-binding motifs. As no three-dimensional model is available and there is no structure with a similar sequence, crystals of FoxE were produced. They diffracted to 2.44 angstrom resolution using synchrotron radiation at the Fe edge. The phase problem was solved by SAD using SHELXC/D/E and the experimental maps confirmed the presence of two haems per molecule.
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Pages (from-to)1106-1108
JournalActa Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications
Issue numberNA
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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