3N03: Thaumatin crystals grown from drops

Protein crystals are usually grown in hanging or sitting drops and generally get transferred to a loop or micromount for cryocooling and data collection. This paper describes a method for growing crystals on cryoloops for easier manipulation of the crystals for data collection. This study also investigates the steps for the automation of this process and describes the design of a new tray for the method. The diffraction patterns and the structures of three proteins grown by both the new method and the conventional hanging-drop method are compared. The new setup is optimized for the automation of the crystal mounting process. Researchers could prepare nanolitre drops under ordinary laboratory conditions by growing the crystals directly in loops or micromounts. As has been pointed out before, higher levels of supersaturation can be obtained in very small volumes, and the new method may help in the exploration of additional crystallization conditions.
PDB ID: 3N03Download
MMDB ID: 90772
PDB Deposition Date: 2010/5/13
Updated in MMDB: 2017/11
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.5  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 3N03: monomeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 3N03
Label Count Molecule
Protein (1 molecule)
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (2 molecules)
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