LEXSY carries out most eukaryotic post-translational protein modifications (PTMs) such as glycosylation, while retaining the ease of handling of prokaryotic systems. Plant proteins produced with LEXSY have also been successfully used for crystal structure determination (Fig. 1).
Figure 1: Crystal structure of the protease/peptide ligase legumain γ from Arabidopsis thaliana, expressed with LEXSY. From Zauner et al., 2018.
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