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Leucyl-tRNA synthetase 1 (LARS1) synthesizes Leu-tRNALeu for protein synthesis and plays an important role in mTORC1 activation by sensing intracellular leucine concentrations. Here, we describe a protocol for the purification, reductive methylation, binding affinity measurement by microscale thermophoresis, T i value measurement by Tycho, and post-crystallization soaking and cooling in cryoprotectants to improve crystallization of LARS1. Collectively, this allowed us to build the RagD binding domain, which was shown to be a dynamic region of LARS1 refractory to crystallization. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Kim et al. (2021).

Kim Sulhee, Yoon Ina, Kim Sunghoon, Hwang Kwang Yeon


Protein Biochemistry, Structural Biology, X-ray Crystallography