PDBsum entry 3mwo

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Lyase PDB id
Protein chain
257 a.a.
_ZN ×2
Waters ×745

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Title Structure of a monoclinic polymorph of human carbonic anhydrase ii with a doubled a axis.
Authors A.H.Robbins, J.F.Domsic, M.Agbandje-Mckenna, R.Mckenna.
Ref. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr, 2010, 66, 628-634.
PubMed id 20445238
The crystal structure of human carbonic anhydrase II with a doubled a axis from that of the usually observed monoclinic unit cell has been determined and refined to 1.4 A resolution. The diffraction data with h = 2n + 1 were systematically weaker than those with h = 2n. Consequently, the scaling of the data, structure solution and refinement were challenging. The two molecules comprising the asymmetric unit are related by a noncrystallographic translation of (1/2) along a, but one of the molecules has two alternate positions related by a rotation of approximately 2 degrees. This rotation axis is located near the edge of the central beta-sheet, causing a maximum distance disparity of 1.7 A between equivalent atoms on the diametrically opposite side of the molecule. The crystal-packing contacts are similar to two sequential combined unit cells along a of the previously determined monoclinic unit cell. Abnormally high final R(cryst) and R(free) values (20.2% and 23.7%, respectively) are not unusual for structures containing pseudo-translational symmetry and probably result from poor signal to noise in the weak h-odd data.
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