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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2019, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (11): 170 doi: 10.1007/s41365-019-0683-2

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The protein complex crystallography beamline (BL19U1) at the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Wei-Zhe Zhang1 • Jian-Chao Tang1 • Si-Sheng Wang2 • Zhi-Jun Wang2 • Wen-Ming Qin1 • Jian-Hua He2   

  1. 1 National Facility for Protein Science in Shanghai, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (Zhangjiang Laboratory), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201210, China
    2 Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (Zhangjiang Laboratory), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China
  • Received:2019-06-18 Revised:2019-08-13 Accepted:2019-08-20
  • Contact: Wen-Ming Qin E-mail:qinwenming@zjlab.org.cn
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Wei-Zhe Zhang, Jian-Chao Tang, Si-Sheng Wang, Zhi-Jun Wang, Wen-Ming Qin, Jian-Hua He. The protein complex crystallography beamline (BL19U1) at the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2019, 30(11): 170     doi: 10.1007/s41365-019-0683-2

Abstract: The protein complex crystallographic beamline BL19U1 at the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility is one of the five beamlines dedicated to protein sciences operated by National Facility for Protein Science (Shanghai, China). The beamline, which features a small-gap invacuum undulator, has been officially open to users since March 2015. This beamline delivers X-ray in the energy range 7–15 keV. With its high flux, low divergence beam and a large active area detector, BL19U1 is designed for proteins with large molecular weight and large crystallographic unit cell dimensions. Good performance and stable operation of the beamline have allowed the number of Protein Data Bank (PDB) depositions and the number of articles published based on data collected at this beamline to increase steadily. To date, over 300 research groups have collected data at the beamline. More than 600 PDB entries have been deposited at the PDB (www.pdb.org). More than 300 papers have been published that include data collected at the beamline, including 21 research articles published in the top-level journals Cell, Nature, and Science.

Key words: MX beamlines, Macromolecular crystallography, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, SSRF-BL19U1