Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction studies of coxsackievirus B1

Thomas Li, Anqiang Zhang, Narushi Iizuka, Akio Nomoto, Edward Arnold

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Preparations of coxsackievirus B1 (CVB1) derived from an infectious cDNA clone have been crystallized in multiple crystal forms. Using high intensity synchrotron radiation, an orthorhombic form of the crystals was shown to diffract X-rays to at least 2.9 Å resolution. The unit cell has a primitive lattice with dimensions a = 323 A ̊, b = 450 A ̊, and c = 522 A ̊. A crystallographic asymmetric unit of these CVB1 crystals probably contains an entire virus particle, implying the presence of 60-fold non-crystallographic redundancy. This CVB1 crystal form appears to be suitable for high-resolution structure determination by X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1171-1175
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 20-02-1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Biology


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