Crystallographic structures of the elastase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

The elastase protein of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a zinc metalloprotease which has been shown to be a member of the bacterial neutral protease family. Its overall tertiary structure is similar to that of thermolysin. The x-ray crystallographic structure of the elastase has been solved to high resolution in three different crystal forms. Substantial… CONTINUE READING