6UPU

Crystal structure of the Orientia tsutsugamushi OtDUB in complex with three molecules of ubiquitin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.209 
  • R-Value Work: 0.176 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.178 

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Literature

A deubiquitylase with an unusually high-affinity ubiquitin-binding domain from the scrub typhus pathogen Orientia tsutsugamushi.

Berk, J.M.Lim, C.Ronau, J.A.Chaudhuri, A.Chen, H.Beckmann, J.F.Loria, J.P.Xiong, Y.Hochstrasser, M.

(2020) Nat Commun 11: 2343-2343

  • DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15985-4
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6UPS, 6UPU

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ubiquitin mediated signaling contributes critically to host cell defenses during pathogen infection. Many pathogens manipulate the ubiquitin system to evade these defenses. Here we characterize a likely effector protein bearing a deubiquitylase (DUB) domain from the obligate intracellular bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi, the causative agent of scrub typhus ...

    Ubiquitin mediated signaling contributes critically to host cell defenses during pathogen infection. Many pathogens manipulate the ubiquitin system to evade these defenses. Here we characterize a likely effector protein bearing a deubiquitylase (DUB) domain from the obligate intracellular bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi, the causative agent of scrub typhus. The Ulp1-like DUB prefers ubiquitin substrates over ubiquitin-like proteins and efficiently cleaves polyubiquitin chains of three or more ubiquitins. The co-crystal structure of the DUB (OtDUB) domain with ubiquitin revealed three bound ubiquitins: one engages the S1 site, the second binds an S2 site contributing to chain specificity and the third binds a unique ubiquitin-binding domain (UBD). The UBD modulates OtDUB activity, undergoes a pronounced structural transition upon binding ubiquitin, and binds monoubiquitin with an unprecedented ~5 nM dissociation constant. The characterization and high-resolution structure determination of this enzyme should aid in its development as a drug target to counter Orientia infections.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06520, USA. mark.hochstrasser@yale.edu.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
ULP_PROTEASE domain-containing protein AEIM260Orientia tsutsugamushi str. IkedaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: OTT_1962
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
UbiquitinBCDFGHJKBCDFGHJKLNOP
79Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: UBC
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PHAROS:  P0CG48
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.209 
  • R-Value Work: 0.176 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.178 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 119.745α = 90
b = 144.074β = 90
c = 143.474γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data reduction
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID)United StatesR01-AI116313
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS)United StatesR01-GM046904
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS)United StatesR01-GM053756

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2020-04-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2021-04-14
    Changes: Database references