Crystallographic data on a complete κ-type human Bence-Jones protein☆

Published on Sep 1, 1978in Journal of Molecular Biology5.067
· DOI :10.1016/0022-2836(78)90161-4
Marianne Schiffer40
Estimated H-index: 40
(Argonne National Laboratory),
Florence A. Westholm7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Argonne National Laboratory)
+ 1 AuthorsAlan Solomon30
Estimated H-index: 30
(UT: University of Tennessee)
Abstract A complete human κ-type Bence—Jones protein (Fin) has been isolated and crystallized. Immunochemical and physicochemical characterization of protein Fin indicates that it is of the κ-chain subgroup, κII, and that it consists of two non-covalently bound intact monomers having a molecular weight of ~23,000 Crystals of Bence—Jones protein Fin obtained from ammonium sulfate solutions have the orthorhombic space group P2 1 2 1 2 1 with cell dimensions a = 132.0 A , b = 93.3 A , and c = 42.3 A . The asymmetric unit consists of a dimer of molecular weight ~46,000.
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