Comparative analysis of the quality of membrane protein bacteriorhodopsin crystals during crystallization in octylglucoside and octylthioglucoside
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- Moiseeva, E.S., Reshetnyak, A.B., Borshchevskiy, V.I. et al. J. Synch. Investig. (2009) 3: 29. doi:10.1134/S1027451009010054
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Crystallization of bacteriorhodopsin (bR) in the lipidic cubic phase using n-octyl-β-D-glucoside (OG) and its more stable and inexpensive analogue n-octyl-β-D-thioglucoside (OTG) was comparatively analyzed . It was shown that bacteriorhodopsin is efficiently crystallized in OTG in the same detergent concentration range as in OG. However, x-ray diffraction analysis shows that bR crystals in OG are characterized by a better resolution (1.35 Å) than bR crystals in OTG (1.45 Å).