Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of the transcriptional repressor SirR from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv.

Abstract

SirR, a metal-dependent transcriptional repressor from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Rv2788), was cloned in pQE30 expression vector with an N-terminal His(6) tag for heterologous overexpression in Escherichia coli M15 (pREP4) cells and purified to homogeneity using chromatographic procedures. The purified protein was crystallized using the sitting-drop vapour-diffusion technique. The crystals belonged to the tetragonal space group P4(1)2(1)2/P4(3)2(1)2, with unit-cell parameters a = 105.21, b = 105.21, c = 144.85 A. The X-ray diffraction data were processed to a maximum resolution of 2.5 A. The Matthews coefficient suggests the presence of two (V(M) = 4.01 A(3) Da(-1)) to four (V(M) = 2.0 A(3) Da(-1)) molecules in the asymmetric unit. Calculation of the self-rotation function shows a crystallographic fourfold symmetry axis along the z axis (chi = 90 degrees) and also a twofold symmetry axis around the z axis (chi = 180 degrees).

DOI: 10.1107/S1744309108043534

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@article{Saha2009ExpressionPC, title={Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of the transcriptional repressor SirR from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv.}, author={Baisakhee Saha and Somnath Mukherjee and Debajyoti Dutta and Amit Kumar Das}, journal={Acta crystallographica. Section F, Structural biology and crystallization communications}, year={2009}, volume={65 Pt 2}, pages={154-8} }