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Cloning, overexpression, purification and preliminary X-ray analysis of the protein kinase domain of enhanced disease resistance 1 (EDR1) from Arabidopsis thaliana.

Research paper by Heidi H Kaljunen, Saravanan S Panneerselvam, Jochen J Mueller-Dieckmann

Indexed on: 10 Jul '14Published on: 10 Jul '14Published in: Acta Crystallographica Section F



Abstract

Enhanced disease resistance 1 is a member of the Raf-like mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase (MAPKKK) family that negatively regulates disease resistance, ethylene-induced senescence and programmed cell death in response to both abiotic and biotic stresses. A catalytically inactive form of the EDR1 kinase domain was successfully cloned, expressed, purified and crystallized. Crystallization was conducted in the presence of the ATP analogue AMP-PNP. The crystals belonged to space group P3221 and contained two molecules in the asymmetric unit. The crystals diffracted X-rays to 2.55 Å resolution.