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A modified ACORN to solve protein structures at resolutions of 1.7 Šor better

Jia-xing, Y., Woolfson, M.M., Wilson, K.S. and Dodson, E.J. (2005) A modified ACORN to solve protein structures at resolutions of 1.7 Šor better. Acta Crystallographica Section D-Biological Crystallography, 61 (11). pp. 1465-1475. ISSN 0907-4449

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ACORN has previously been shown to provide an efficient density-modification procedure for the solution of protein structures using diffraction data to better than 1.3 Å. The initial phase set could be obtained from a variety of sources such as the position of a heavy atom, a set of scatterers such as S that had been positioned from anomalous dispersion measurements, a fragment or a very low homology model placed from a molecular-replacement search. Several structures solved using the early version of ACORN have been reported in the literature. Here, the effect of applying the original ACORN procedures at lower resolution is reported and new procedures that yield good-quality maps with data sets of resolution down to 1.7 Å are described. These new procedures involve the artificial extension of data to atomic resolution and new density-modification processes that develop density at atomic positions that was previously suppressed. The test calculations were aimed firstly towards a proof of principle using a small fragment of a known structure to demonstrate that the procedure could generate correct density and a derived model in initially empty regions of the cell. Further tests addressed the use of more realistic starting models.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Physics (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2009 15:45
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2009 15:45
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S090744490502576X
Status: Published
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Identification Number: 10.1107/S090744490502576X
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5479

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