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Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of human GIMAP2

Authors

  • D. Schwefel
  • C. Froehlich
  • O. Daumke

Journal

  • Acta Crystallographica Section F

Citation

  • Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun 66 (6): 725-729

Abstract

  • GTPases of immunity-associated proteins (GIMAPs) are important regulators of T-cell death and survival. Here, the crystallization and data collection of three GIMAP2 constructs in various nucleotide-loaded states is described. Selenomethionine-substituted carboxy-terminally truncated GIMAP2 (amino-acid residues 1-260; GIMAP2(1-260)) in the nucleotide-free form crystallized in space group P2(1)2(1)2(1) and the crystals diffracted X-rays to 1.5 A resolution. The phase problem was solved using the single anomalous dispersion (SAD) protocol. GDP-bound GIMAP2(21-260) and GDP-bound GIMAP2(1-234) crystallized in space group P2(1)2(1)2(1) and the crystals diffracted X-rays to 2.9 and 1.7 A resolution, respectively. GTP-bound GIMAP2(1-234) crystallized in space group C222(1) and the crystals diffracted to 1.9 A resolution. These results will allow a detailed structural analysis of GIMAP2, which will provide insight into the architecture and function of the GIMAP family.


DOI

doi:10.1107/S174430911001537X