Megahertz serial crystallography

Max O. Wiedorn, Dominik Oberthür, Richard Bean, Robin Schubert, Nadine Werner, Brian Abbey, Martin Aepfelbacher, Luigi Adriano, Aschkan Allahgholi, Nasser Al-Qudami, Jakob Andreasson, Steve Aplin, Salah Awel, Kartik Ayyer, Saša Bajt, Imrich Barák, Sadia Bari, Johan Bielecki, Sabine Botha, Djelloul BoukhelefWolfgang Brehm, Sandor Brockhauser, Igor Cheviakov, Matthew A Coleman, Francisco Cruz-Mazo, Cyril Danilevski, Connie Darmanin, R. Bruce Doak, Martin Domaracky, Katerina Dörner, Yang Du, Hans Fangohr, Holger Fleckenstein, Matthias Frank, Petra Fromme, Alfonso M. Gañán-Calvo, Yaroslav Gevorkov, Klaus Giewekemeyer, Helen Mary Ginn, Heinz Graafsma, Rita Graceffa, Dominic Greiffenberg, Lars Gumprecht, Peter Göttlicher, Janos Hajdu, Steffen Hauf, Michael Heymann, Susannah Holmes, Daniel A. Horke, Mark S. Hunter, Siegfried Imlau, Alexander Kaukher, Yoonhee Kim, Alexander Klyuev, Juraj Knoška, Bostjan Kobe, Manuela Kuhn, Christopher Kupitz, Jochen Küpper, Janine Mia Lahey-Rudolph, Torsten Laurus, Karoline Le Cong, Romain Letrun, P. Lourdu Xavier, Luis Maia, Filipe R.N.C. Maia, Valerio Mariani, Marc Messerschmidt, Markus Metz, Davide Mezza, Thomas Michelat, Grant Mills, Diana C.F. Monteiro, Andrew Morgan, Kerstin Mühlig, Anna Munke, Astrid Münnich, Julia Nette, Keith A. Nugent, Theresa Nuguid, Allen M. Orville, Suraj Pandey, Gisel Pena, Pablo Villanueva-Perez, Jennifer Poehlsen, Gianpietro Previtali, Lars Redecke, Winnie Maria Riekehr, Holger Rohde, Adam Round, Tatiana Safenreiter, Iosifina Sarrou, Tokushi Sato, Marius Schmidt, Bernd Schmitt, Robert Schönherr, Joachim Schulz, Jonas A. Sellberg, M. Marvin Seibert, Carolin Seuring, Megan L. Shelby, Robert L. Shoeman, Marcin Sikorski, Alessandro Silenzi, Claudiu A. Stan, Xintian Shi, Stephan Stern, Jola Sztuk-Dambietz, Janusz Szuba, Aleksandra Tolstikova, Martin Trebbin, Ulrich Trunk, Patrik Vagovic, Thomas Ve, Britta Weinhausen, Thomas A. White, Krzysztof Wrona, Chen Xu, Oleksandr Yefanov, Nadia Zatsepin, Jiaguo Zhang, Markus Perbandt, Adrian P. Mancuso, Christian Betzel, Henry Chapman, Anton Barty

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Abstract

The new European X-ray Free-Electron Laser is the first X-ray free-electron laser capable of delivering X-ray pulses with a megahertz inter-pulse spacing, more than four orders of magnitude higher than previously possible. However, to date, it has been unclear whether it would indeed be possible to measure high-quality diffraction data at megahertz pulse repetition rates. Here, we show that high-quality structures can indeed be obtained using currently available operating conditions at the European XFEL. We present two complete data sets, one from the well-known model system lysozyme and the other from a so far unknown complex of a β-lactamase from K. pneumoniae involved in antibiotic resistance. This result opens up megahertz serial femtosecond crystallography (SFX) as a tool for reliable structure determination, substrate screening and the efficient measurement of the evolution and dynamics of molecular structures using megahertz repetition rate pulses available at this new class of X-ray laser source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4025
JournalNature Communications
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Wiedorn, M. O., Oberthür, D., Bean, R., Schubert, R., Werner, N., Abbey, B., Aepfelbacher, M., Adriano, L., Allahgholi, A., Al-Qudami, N., Andreasson, J., Aplin, S., Awel, S., Ayyer, K., Bajt, S., Barák, I., Bari, S., Bielecki, J., Botha, S., ... Barty, A. (2018). Megahertz serial crystallography. Nature Communications, 9(1), [4025]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06156-7