5FEL: Hen Egg Lysozyme At Room Temperature Solved From Dataset Acquired By Oscillation Method

Increasing the data acquisition rate of X-ray diffraction images for macromolecular crystals at room temperature at synchrotrons has the potential to significantly accelerate both structural analysis of biomolecules and structure-based drug developments. Using lysozyme model crystals, we demonstrated the rapid acquisition of X-ray diffraction datasets by combining a high frame rate pixel array detector with ultrasonic acoustic levitation of protein crystals in liquid droplets. The rapid spinning of the crystal within a levitating droplet ensured an efficient sampling of the reciprocal space. The datasets were processed with a program suite developed for serial femtosecond crystallography (SFX). The structure, which was solved by molecular replacement, was found to be identical to the structure obtained by the conventional oscillation method for up to a 1.8-A resolution limit. In particular, the absence of protein crystal damage resulting from the acoustic levitation was carefully established. These results represent a key step towards a fully automated sample handling and measurement pipeline, which has promising prospects for a high acquisition rate and high sample efficiency for room temperature X-ray crystallography.
PDB ID: 5FELDownload
MMDB ID: 139514
PDB Deposition Date: 2015/12/17
Updated in MMDB: 2016/05
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.8  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 5FEL: monomeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 5FEL
Label Count Molecule
Protein (1 molecule)
Lysozyme C(Gene symbol: LYZ)
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (4 molecules)
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