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Re: [ccp4bb]: Q: disulphide reduction in protein structures
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reduced disulphide bonds can be an artefact of data collection.
This happens due to radiation damage at high energy synchrotron
sources and was described recently in Weik et al., (2000) PNAS 97, 623-628.
Yu Wai Chen wrote:
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> Dear all,
> Sorry this is not a CCP4 question.
> Can buried (i.e. small or no solvent accessible surface area) disulphide
> bonds be reduced to cysteines in general? I have a structure in which 2
> cysteines are in the right position to form a S-S bond but the electron
> density shows otherwise. My protein was purified in reducing
> conditions. However, from other evidences (structure homology), these
> should form S-S. Does anyone know of any published structure that can
> shed light on my puzzle? Thanks a lot.
> Yu Wai CHEN, Ph.D. .................. email:email@example.com
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Dr. Michael Hahn
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