3SY2

Crystal structure of the Salmonella E3 ubiquitin ligase SopA in complex with the human E2 UbcH7


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.27 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.275 
  • R-Value Work: 0.211 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.214 

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Literature

Crystal structures of two bacterial HECT-like E3 ligases in complex with a human E2 reveal atomic details of pathogen-host interactions.

Lin, D.Y.Diao, J.Chen, J.

(2012) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109: 1925-1930

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1115025109
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3SQV, 3SY2

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In eukaryotes, ubiquitination is an important posttranslational process achieved through a cascade of ubiquitin-activating (E1), conjugating (E2), and ligase (E3) enzymes. Many pathogenic bacteria deliver virulence factors into the host cell that function as E3 ligases ...

    In eukaryotes, ubiquitination is an important posttranslational process achieved through a cascade of ubiquitin-activating (E1), conjugating (E2), and ligase (E3) enzymes. Many pathogenic bacteria deliver virulence factors into the host cell that function as E3 ligases. How these bacterial "Trojan horses" integrate into the eukaryotic ubiquitin system has remained a mystery. Here we report crystal structures of two bacterial E3s, Salmonella SopA and Escherichia coli NleL, both in complex with human E2 UbcH7. These structures represent two distinct conformational states of the bacterial E3s, supporting the necessary structural rearrangements associated with ubiquitin transfer. The E2-interacting surface of SopA and NleL has little similarity to those of eukaryotic E3s. However, both bacterial E3s bind to the canonical surface of E2 that normally interacts with eukaryotic E3s. Furthermore, we show that a glutamate residue on E3 is involved in catalyzing ubiquitin transfer from E3 to the substrate, but not from E2 to E3. Together, these results provide mechanistic insights into the ubiquitin pathway and a framework for understanding molecular mimicry in bacterial pathogenesis.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase SopA AB621Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar TyphimuriumMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: sopASTM2066
EC: 6.3.2 (PDB Primary Data), 2.3.2.26 (UniProt)
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme E2 L3 CD156Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: UBE2L3UBCE7UBCH7
EC: 6.3.2.19 (PDB Primary Data), 2.3.2.23 (UniProt)
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PHAROS:  P68036
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Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.27 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.275 
  • R-Value Work: 0.211 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.214 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 74.12α = 90
b = 118.363β = 90
c = 241.671γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
Blu-Icedata collection
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-01-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-02-22
    Changes: Database references