Crystallization of selenomethionyl exo-beta-1,3-galactanase from the basidiomycete Phanerochaete chrysosporium

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 Dec 1;65(Pt 12):1274-6. doi: 10.1107/S1744309109043395. Epub 2009 Nov 27.


Exo-beta-1,3-galactanase from Phanerochaete chrysosporium (Pc1,3Gal43A) consists of a glycoside hydrolase family 43 catalytic domain and a substrate-binding domain that belongs to carbohydrate-binding module family 35. It catalyzes the hydrolysis of beta-1,3-galactan, which is the backbone of the arabinogalactan proteins; the C-terminal carbohydrate-binding module family 35 domain increases the local concentration of the enzyme around beta-1,3-galactan by its high affinity for the substrate. To enable phase determination using the multiwavelength anomalous dispersion method, selenomethionyl Pc1,3Gal43A was crystallized at 298 K using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. The presence of selenium in the crystals was confirmed from the X-ray absorption spectrum. The crystals belonged to space group P2(1) and diffracted to 1.8 A resolution.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Crystallization
  • Crystallography, X-Ray
  • Glycoside Hydrolases / chemistry*
  • Glycoside Hydrolases / genetics
  • Phanerochaete / enzymology*
  • Phanerochaete / genetics
  • Pichia / genetics
  • Pichia / metabolism
  • Protein Conformation
  • Recombinant Proteins / chemistry
  • Recombinant Proteins / genetics


  • Recombinant Proteins
  • Glycoside Hydrolases
  • selenomethionyl exo-beta-1,3-galactanase, Phanerochaete chrysosporium