Practical Radiation Damage-Induced Phasing

  • Chloe Zubieta
  • Max H. NanaoEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1320)


Although crystallographers typically seek to mitigate radiation damage in macromolecular crystals, in some cases, radiation damage to specific atoms can be used to determine phases de novo. This process is called radiation damage-induced phasing or “RIP.” Here, we provide a general overview of the method and a practical set of data collection and processing strategies for phasing macromolecular structures using RIP.

Key words

Radiation damage Phasing Heavy atoms Synchrotron RIP RIPAS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Structural Biology GroupEuropean Synchrotron Radiation FacilityGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.European Molecular Biology LaboratoryGrenoble OutstationGrenoble, Cedex 9France
  3. 3.CNRS, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CEA, DSV, INRA, iRTSVLaboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire Végétale, UMR 5168GrenobleFrance

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