The aim of the work described in this paper was two-fold: (1) the purification of the hydroxylase component of the MSAMO to electrophoretic homogeneity using a four-step chromatographic strategy and (2) the crystallization of the two-component hydroxylase of the MSAMO in order to enhance our understanding of the precise three-dimensional structure of the MSAMO, thus yielding an insight into the nature of the active site of this enzyme. Optimised crystallization conditions were identified allowing growth of crystals of the hydroxylase component of the MSAMO within five days. Crystals exhibited a brown colour suggesting the presence on an intact Rieske-iron sulfur centre and diffracted to 7.0 Å when a few degrees of data were evaluated on a beam line X11. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
- methanesulfonate monooxygenase