This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. The proposed experiments involve the characterization of small protein crystals. The protein in question is a fairly large (~500 kDa) complex of two different proteins. The crystals stain blue in the presence of crystal violet dye, indicating that they are composed of protein. However, the crystals grow only as small plates, with dimensions of approximately 100-200 microns on the plate face and 50 microns measured orthogonal to the face. The crystals are to be studied to determine extent of diffraction, twinning and mosaicity. Potential improvements in cryo-conditions will also be examined. The crystals have been grown in a variety of different substrates. The effect of these substrates upon the diffraction properties will be studied as well. Determination of space group and the collection of a native set for these crystals would be the ultimate goal.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Biotechnology Resource Grants (P41)
Project #
5P41RR001209-32
Application #
8362040
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-BCMB-P (40))
Project Start
2011-03-01
Project End
2012-02-29
Budget Start
2011-03-01
Budget End
2012-02-29
Support Year
32
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$12,622
Indirect Cost
Name
Stanford University
Department
Chemistry
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
009214214
City
Stanford
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94305
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