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The Crystal Structure of the Bacterial Cell Division Protein ZapA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.289 
  • R-Value Work: 0.240 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.240 

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Literature

The Crystal Structure of Zapa and its Modulation of Ftsz Polymerisation

Low, H.H.Moncrieffe, M.C.Lowe, J.

(2004) J Mol Biol 341: 839

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2004.05.031
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
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  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • FtsZ is part of a mid-cell cytokinetic structure termed the Z-ring that recruits a hierarchy of fission related proteins early in the bacterial cell cycle. The widely conserved ZapA has been shown to interact with FtsZ, to drive its polymerisation an ...

    FtsZ is part of a mid-cell cytokinetic structure termed the Z-ring that recruits a hierarchy of fission related proteins early in the bacterial cell cycle. The widely conserved ZapA has been shown to interact with FtsZ, to drive its polymerisation and to promote FtsZ filament bundling thereby contributing to the spatio-temporal tuning of the Z-ring. Here, we show the crystal structure of ZapA (11.6 kDa) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 2.8 A resolution. The electron density reveals two dimers associating via an extensive C-terminal coiled-coil protrusion to form an elongated anti-parallel tetramer. In solution, ZapA exists in a dimer-tetramer equilibrium that is strongly correlated with concentration. An increase in concentration promotes formation of the higher oligomeric state. The dimer is postulated to be the predominant physiological species although the tetramer could become significant if, as FtsZ is integrated into the Z-ring and is cross-linked, the local concentration of the dimer becomes sufficiently high. We also show that ZapA binds FtsZ with an approximate 1:1 molar stoichiometry and that this interaction provokes dramatic FtsZ polymerisation and inter-filament association as well as yielding filaments, single or bundled, more stable and resistant to collapse. Whilst in vitro dynamics of FtsZ are well characterised, its in vivo arrangement within the ultra-structural architecture of the Z-ring is yet to be determined despite being fundamental to cell division. The ZapA dimer has single 2-fold symmetry whilst the bipolar tetramer displays triple 2-fold symmetry. Given the symmetry of these ZapA oligomers and the polar nature of FtsZ filaments, the structure of ZapA carries novel implications for the inherent architecture of the Z-ring in vivo.


    Organizational Affiliation

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, UK. hlow@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
ZAPAAB104Pseudomonas aeruginosaMutation(s): 0 
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A,BL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.289 
  • R-Value Work: 0.240 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.240 
  • Space Group: P 41 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 105.96α = 90
b = 105.96β = 90
c = 36.26γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-07-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-01-24
    Changes: Source and taxonomy