The crystal structure of pneumococcal surface antigen PsaA reveals a metal-binding site and a novel structure for a putative ABC-type binding protein.Lawrence, M.C., Pilling, P.A., Epa, V.C., Berry, A.M., Ogunniyi, A.D., Paton, J.C.
(1998) Structure 6: 1553-1561
- PubMed: 9862808
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(98)00153-1
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
. The surface protein PsaA of the pathogenic bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae plays an essential role in its virulence. PsaA is a putative ATP-binding cassette-type (ABC-type) binding protein involved in the uptake of Mn2+ and possibly Zn2+ and is considered to be both a potential drug target and and a candidate vaccine component.
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