1SR4

Crystal Structure of the Haemophilus ducreyi cytolethal distending toxin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.214 
  • R-Value Work: 0.182 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.182 

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Literature

Assembly and Function of a Bacterial Genotoxin

Nesic, D.Hsu, Y.Stebbins, C.E.

(2004) Nature 429: 429-433

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature02532
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1SR4

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The tripartite cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in eukaryotic cells. The subunits CdtA and CdtC associate with the nuclease CdtB to form a holotoxin that translocates CdtB into the host cell, where it acts as ...

    The tripartite cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in eukaryotic cells. The subunits CdtA and CdtC associate with the nuclease CdtB to form a holotoxin that translocates CdtB into the host cell, where it acts as a genotoxin by creating DNA lesions. Here we show that the crystal structure of the holotoxin from Haemophilus ducreyi reveals that CDT consists of an enzyme of the DNase-I family, bound to two ricin-like lectin domains. CdtA, CdtB and CdtC form a ternary complex with three interdependent molecular interfaces, characterized by globular, as well as extensive non-globular, interactions. The lectin subunits form a deeply grooved, highly aromatic surface that we show to be critical for toxicity. The holotoxin possesses a steric block of the CdtB active site by means of a non-globular extension of the CdtC subunit, and we identify putative DNA binding residues in CdtB that are essential for toxin activity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Structural Microbiology, The Rockefeller University, New York 10021, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Cytolethal distending toxin subunit AA206[Haemophilus] ducreyiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cdtAHD0902
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
cytolethal distending toxin protein BB261[Haemophilus] ducreyiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cdtB
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Entity ID: 3
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cytolethal distending toxin protein CC166[Haemophilus] ducreyiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cdtC
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Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
BR
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A, B, C
BROMIDE ION
Br
CPELXLSAUQHCOX-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.214 
  • R-Value Work: 0.182 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.182 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 71.652α = 90
b = 75.653β = 90
c = 121.637γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SOLVEphasing
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-06-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance