Seleno-detergent MAD phasing of leukotriene C4 synthase in complex with dodecyl-β-d-selenomaltoside


Dodecyl-β-D-selenomaltoside (SeDDM) is a seleno-detergent with a β-glycosidic seleno-ether in place of the ether moiety in dodecyl-β-D-maltoside. Seleno-detergents are candidates for heavy-atom agents in experimental phasing of membrane proteins in protein crystallography. Crystals of a nuclear membrane-embedded enzyme, leukotriene C(4) synthase (LTC(4)S), in complex with SeDDM were prepared and a multiwavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) experiment was performed. The SeDDM in the LTC(4)S crystal exhibited sufficient anomalous diffraction for determination of the structure using MAD phasing.

DOI: 10.1107/S1744309111042345

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@inproceedings{Saino2011SelenodetergentMP, title={Seleno-detergent MAD phasing of leukotriene C4 synthase in complex with dodecyl-β-d-selenomaltoside}, author={Hiromichi Saino and Hideo Ago and Yoko Ukita and Masashi Miyano}, booktitle={Acta crystallographica. Section F, Structural biology and crystallization communications}, year={2011} }