Using Xenon as a heavy atom for determining phases in sperm whale metmyoglobin

Jacqueline Vitali, Arthur H. Robbins, Steven C. Almo, Robert F. Tilton

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Xenon gas can be used as a heavy atom for determining phases in a protein. We demonstrate that an interpretable electron density map can be obtained for sperm whale metmyoglobin from a single xenon derivative using iterative single isomorphous replacement with the anomalous scattering method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-935
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
Issue numberpt 5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering - Leuven, Belg
Duration: Aug 6 1990Aug 9 1990


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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