Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic study of DNA polymerase from Pyrococcus furiosus

Protein Pept Lett. 2007;14(4):403-5. doi: 10.2174/092986607780363853.


A new member of archaeal DNA polymerase from Pyrococcus furiosus was crystallized. Diffraction data to 3.1 A of the selenomethionine-derivatized crystal were collected, and preliminary crystallographic study has been completed. The crystal belongs to the space group C2 with unit cell parameters of a = 93.2 A, b = 124.9 A, c = 87.7 A, alpha = 90 degrees , beta = 109.7 degrees , and gamma = 90 degrees . Assuming the presence of one molecule in the asymmetric unit, the solvent content of the crystal is estimated to be 54%, corresponding to a Matthews coefficient V(M) of 2.7A (3) Da(-1).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Crystallization
  • Crystallography, X-Ray
  • DNA-Directed DNA Polymerase / chemistry*
  • DNA-Directed DNA Polymerase / isolation & purification
  • Pyrococcus furiosus / enzymology*


  • DNA-Directed DNA Polymerase