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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Abstract

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
Volume24
Issue numberpt 5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Sperm Whale
Metmyoglobin
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Xenon
xenon
Atoms
Carrier concentration
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Scattering
Electrons
Derivatives
proteins
scattering
gases
Proteins

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Using Xenon as a heavy atom for determining phases in sperm whale metmyoglobin. / Vitali, Jacqueline; Robbins, Arthur H.; Almo, Steven C.; Tilton, Robert F.

In: Journal of Applied Crystallography, Vol. 24, No. pt 5, 01.10.1991, p. 931-935.

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Vitali, Jacqueline ; Robbins, Arthur H. ; Almo, Steven C. ; Tilton, Robert F. / Using Xenon as a heavy atom for determining phases in sperm whale metmyoglobin. In: Journal of Applied Crystallography. 1991 ; Vol. 24, No. pt 5. pp. 931-935.
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