Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a rat aldose reductase-like protein (AKR1B14)

Roland Poh-Tuck Chung, Satoshi Endo, Akira Hara, Ossama El-Kabbani

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Mouse vas deferens protein/aldo- keto reductase 1B7 (AKR1B7) is involved in the detoxification of isocaproaldehyde, a steroidogenesis byproduct, and of 4-hydroxynonenal formed by lipid peroxidation. The rat orthologue of AKR1B7 has recently been named AKR1B14 in the AKR superfamily. Recombinant AKR1B14 was expressed in a bacterial system and purified to homogeneity. The purified protein was crystallized from polyethylene glycol solutions using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method and an X-ray diffraction data set was collected to 1.86 angstrom resolution. The crystals belonged to space group P2(1), with unit-cell parameters a = 50.66, b = 69.14, c = 72.27 angstrom, beta = 96.4 degrees. This is the first crystallization report of a rodent AKR1B7 orthologue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395 - 397
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications
Issue numberPt 4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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