Preliminary crystallographic investigations of two phycobiliproteins.

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Single crystal x-ray diffraction investigations are in progress on two phycobiliproteins. C-phycocyanin from Anabaena variabilis crystallizes in space group P63 with a = b = 154 A and c = 40 A. The crystallographic asymmetric unit is (alphabeta)2 with a total molecular mass of 7.0-10(4) daltons. B-phycoerythrin from Porphyridium cruentum crystallizes in space group R3 with a = b = 189 A and c = 60 A. This molecule has the unusual molecular stoichiometry (alphabeta)6gamma and the crystallographic asymmetric unit is (alphabeta)2gamma1/3. This requires that the gamma chain undergo a perfect 3-fold disordering about the crystallographic 3 axis, i.e. the gamma chain must occupy three symmetry-equivalent positions, each with an occupancy of one-third.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sweet, RM; Fuchs, HE; Fisher, RG; Glazer, AN

Published Date

  • November 25, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 252 / 22

Start / End Page

  • 8258 - 8260

PubMed ID

  • 410813

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9258


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States