Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 2002 Feb 24;58(Pt 2):370-3. Epub 2002 Jan 24.
Department of Biochemistry, Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA.
The enzyme CDP-D-glucose 4,6-dehydratase (EC 188.8.131.52) is an NAD(+)-dependent oxidoreductase which catalyzes the irreversible conversion of CDP-D-glucose to CDP-4-keto-6-deoxy-D-glucose. The product of this reaction is an intermediate in the synthesis of all CDP-linked 3,6-dideoxyhexoses, an important class of antigenic determinants found in the lipopolysaccharide layer of Gram-negative bacteria. Crystals of a recombinant form of this enzyme from Yersinia pseudotuberculosis have been grown in two crystal forms, both possessing pseudo-translational non-crystallographic symmetry, with dramatically different diffraction characteristics. A complete 1.8 A data set has been collected from the primitive orthorhombic crystal form, for which the non-crystallographic symmetry is described in detail.