Crystallization of Recombinant α-Actinin and Related Proteins

  • Karina Persson
  • Lars BackmanEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1721)


When it comes to crystallization each protein is unique. It can never be predicted beforehand in which condition the particular protein will crystallize or even if it is possible to crystallize. Still, by following some simple checkpoints the chances of obtaining crystals are increased. The primary checkpoints are purity, stability, concentration, and homogeneity. High-quality protein crystals are needed. This protocol will allow an investigator to: clone, express, and crystallize a protein of interest.

Key words

Protein purification Crystallization Optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUmeå UniversitySE-901 87 UmeåSweden

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