Author(s): Gebhardt R, Pechkova E, Riekel C, Nicolini C
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Abstract In this study, we used microbeam grazing-incidence small-angle x-ray scattering (muGISAXS) to investigate in situ protein nucleation and crystal growth assisted by a protein nanotemplate, and introduced certain innovations to improve the method. Our aim was to understand the protein nanotemplate method in detail, as this method has been shown to be capable of accelerating and increasing crystal size and quality, as well as inducing crystallization of proteins that are not crystallizable by classical methods. The nanotemplate experimental setup was used for drops containing growing protein crystals at different stages of nucleation and growth. Two model proteins, lysozyme and thaumatin, were used under unique flow conditions to differentially probe protein crystal nucleation and growth. 2010 Biophysical Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Biophys J
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics