The opium poppy Papaver somniferum is the source of the narcotic analgesics morphine and codeine. Salutaridine reductase (SalR; EC 126.96.36.199) reduces the C-7 keto group of salutaridine to the C-7 (S)-hydroxyl group of salutaridinol in the biosynthetic pathway that leads to morphine in the opium poppy plant. P. somniferum SalR was overproduced in Escherichia coli and purified using cobalt-affinity and size-exclusion chromatography. Hexagonal crystals belonging to space group P6422 or P6222 were obtained using ammonium sulfate as precipitant and diffracted to a resolution of 1.9 Å.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications|
|State||Published - Feb 16 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology
- Condensed Matter Physics