The high-resolution crystal structure of the molybdate-dependent transcriptional regulator (ModE) from Escherichia coli: a novel combination of domain folds.Hall, D.R., Gourley, D.G., Leonard, G.A., Duke, E.M., Anderson, L.A., Boxer, D.H., Hunter, W.N.
(1999) EMBO J 18: 1435-1436
- PubMed: 10075916
- DOI: 10.1093/emboj/18.6.1435
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
- Two crystal forms of ModE, the molybdate-dependent transcriptional regulator from Escherichia coli.
Hall, D.R., Gourley, D.G., Duke, E.M., Leonard, G.A., Anderson, L.A., Pau, R.N., Boxer, D.H., Hunter, W.N.
(1999) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 55: 542
- Characterisation of the molybdenum-responsive ModE regulatory protein and its binding to the promoter region of the modABCD (molybdenum transport) operon of Escherichia coli.
Anderson, L.A., Palmer, T., Price, N.C., Bornemann, S., Boxer, D.H., Pau, R.N.
(1997) Eur J Biochem 246: 119
The molybdate-dependent transcriptional regulator (ModE) from Escherichia coli functions as a sensor of molybdate concentration and a regulator for transcription of operons involved in the uptake and utilization of the essential element, molybdenum. ...
The molybdate-dependent transcriptional regulator (ModE) from Escherichia coli functions as a sensor of molybdate concentration and a regulator for transcription of operons involved in the uptake and utilization of the essential element, molybdenum. We have determined the structure of ModE using multi-wavelength anomalous dispersion. Selenomethionyl and native ModE models are refined to 1. 75 and 2.1 A, respectively and describe the architecture and structural detail of a complete transcriptional regulator. ModE is a homodimer and each subunit comprises N- and C-terminal domains. The N-terminal domain carries a winged helix-turn-helix motif for binding to DNA and is primarily responsible for ModE dimerization. The C-terminal domain contains the molybdate-binding site and residues implicated in binding the oxyanion are identified. This domain is divided into sub-domains a and b which have similar folds, although the organization of secondary structure elements varies. The sub-domain fold is related to the oligomer binding-fold and similar to that of the subunits of several toxins which are involved in extensive protein-protein interactions. This suggests a role for the C-terminal domain in the formation of the ModE-protein-DNA complexes necessary to regulate transcription. Modelling of ModE interacting with DNA suggests that a large distortion of DNA is not necessary for complex formation.
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