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[ccp4bb]: RE: dehydration of crystals

Hi Chris,
     Yes.  Here's a few examples I've collected from the literature.  Most use hygroscopic solutions to control dehydration.
--Brian Schick, LLNL.
1.  Protein Crystallization: Techniques, Strategies, and Tips.  Terese M. Bergfors, ed.  Int. Univ. Line, La Jolla, CA.  1999.
2.  Esnouf, Ren, Garman, Somers, Ross, Jones, Stammers, and Stuart.  "Continuous and Discontinuous Changes in the Unit Cell of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Crystals on Dehydration."  Acta Cryst. D54: 938-53. 1998.
3.  Salunke, Veerapandian, Kodandapani, and Vijayan.  "Water Mediated Transformations in Protein Crystals."  Acta Cryst. B41:431-36. 1985.
4.  Huxley and Kendrew.  "Discontinuous Lattice Changes in Haemoglobin Crystals."  Acta Cryst. 6:76. 1953.
5.  Tahirov, Oki, Tsukihara, Ogasahara, Yutani, Libeu, Izu, Tsunasawa, and Kato.  "High-Resolution Crystals of Methionine Aminopeptidase from Pyrococcus furiosus Obtained by Water-Mediated Transformation."  J. Struct. Biol. 121:68-72. 1998.
6.  Schick, and Jurnak.  "Extension of the Diffraction Resolution of Crystals."  Acta Cryst. D50:563-68.  1994.
7.  Williams, White, Delarbre, Mitchenall, Pau, and Lawson.  "Crystallization and Preliminary X-ray Studies of the Molbindin ModG from Azotobacter  vinelandii."  Acta Cryst. D55:1356-1358.  1999.
8.  Izard, Sarfaty, Westphal, Kok, and Hol.  "Improvement of Diffraction Quality Upon Rehydration of Dehydrated Icosahedral Enerococcus faecalis Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Core Crystals."  Protein Sci. 6:913-15.  1997.
9.  Fu, Du Bois, Song, Harrison, and Weber.  "Improving the Diffraction Quality of MTCP-1 Crystals by Post-Crystallization Soaking."  Acta Cryst. D55:5-7.  1999.
10.  Madhusudan, Kodandapani, and Vijayan.  "Protein Hydration and Water Structure:  X-ray Analysis of a Closely Packed Protein Crystal with Very Low Solvent Content."  Acta Cryst. D49:234-45.  1993.
11.  Blundell, T.L. and Johnson, L.N.  (1976) Protein Crystallography.  Academic Press, London.
12.  Ray, W.J. Jr., Bolin, J.T., Puvathingal, J.M., Minor, W., Liu, Y., and Muchmore, S.W.  (1991)  Biochemistry 30: 6866.
13.  Edsall, J.T., and McKenzie, H.A.  (1983)  Adv. Biophys.  16: 53 (Review).
14.Gekko, K., and Timasheff, S.N.  (1981)  Biochemistry  20: 4677.
15.  Sousa, R.  (1997)  Meth. Enzym.  276: 131 (Review).
16.  Henderson, R.  (1990)  Proc. Royal Soc. London  241:6 (Summary).
17.  Petsko, G.  (1975)  J. Mol. Biol.  96: 381 (Review).