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Lanthanide Compounds

Lanthanide derivatives of protein crystals are obtained either by soaking or co-crystallization. They can be used as strong anomalous scatterers due to the lanthanide LIII absorption edge.

References / Recommended Literature

  • Denis-Quanquin et al. (2021) Capturing the dynamic association between a tris-dipicolinate lanthanide complex and a decapeptide: a combined paramagnetic NMR and molecular dynamics exploration. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 23:11224.
  • Jiang et al. (2020) Tracking Crystallophore Nucleating Properties: Setting Up a Database for Statistical Analysis. Cryst. Growth Des. 20:5322.
  • Engilberge et al. (2019) Protein crystal structure determination with the crystallophore, a nucleating and phasing agent. J. Appl. Cryst. 52:722.
  • Engilberge et al. (2017) Crystallophore: a versatile lanthanide complex for protein crystallography combining nucleating effects, phasing properties, and luminescence. Chem. Sci. 8:5909.
  • Talon et al. (2011) Using lanthanoid complexes to phase large macromolecular assemblies. J. Synchrotron Rad. 18:74.