Preparing Samples for Crystallization of Bcl-2 Family Complexes

  • Marc Kvansakul
  • Peter E. CzabotarEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1419)


High-resolution protein structures determined by X-ray crystallography or NMR have proven invaluable for deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying the function of a vast range of proteins. Here, we describe methods to generate complexes of proteins belonging to the Bcl-2 family of proteins with either biological ligands or small molecule antagonists.

Key words

Bcl-2 family proteins Structural biology X-ray crystallography Drug discovery 



This work was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130101349) to MK and a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship to PEC as well as project grants 1079706, 1059331, and 1023055 (to PEC) and 1082383 and 1007918 (to MK). We also thank Amanda Voudouris for assistance in preparing the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and GeneticsLa Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.La Trobe Institute for Molecular ScienceLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical ResearchParkvilleAustralia
  4. 4.Department of Medical BiologyThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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