Structure determination from a single high-pressure-frozen virus crystal.
Burkhardt A., Wagner A., Warmer M., Reimer R., Hohenberg H., Ren J., Fry EE., Stuart DI., Meents A.
Successful cryogenic X-ray structure determination from a single high-pressure-frozen bovine enterovirus 2 crystal is reported. The presented high-pressure-freezing procedure is based on a commercially available device and allows the cryocooling of macromolecular crystals directly in their mother liquor without the time- and crystal-consuming search for optimal cryoconditions. The method is generally applicable and will allow cryogenic data collection from all types of macromolecular crystals.