The product of the Rv2276 gene of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a cytochrome P450 (P450 MT2, CYP121) which has been shown to bind tightly to a range of azole-based antifungal drugs (e.g. miconazole, clotrimazole). These drugs are potent inhibitors of mycobacterial growth, suggesting that P450 MT2 (CYP121) may be a potential drug target. The enzyme has been overexpressed in Escherichia coli and crystallized by the hanging-drop method. Crystals of P450 MT2 (CYP121) belong to the hexagonal space group P6122 or P6522, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 78.3, c = 265.6 Å. Native data have been collected to 1.6 Å resolution and Hg-derivative data to 2.5 Å resolution using a synchrotron-radiation source.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2002|