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Crystal structure of phosphate transport system protein phoU from Aquifex aeolicus


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.293 
  • R-Value Work: 0.201 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the "PhoU-like" phosphate uptake regulator from Aquifex aeolicus.

Oganesyan, V.Oganesyan, N.Adams, P.D.Jancarik, J.Yokota, H.A.Kim, R.Kim, S.H.

(2005) J.Bacteriol. 187: 4238-4244

  • DOI: 10.1128/JB.187.12.4238-4244.2005
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The phoU gene of Aquifex aeolicus encodes a protein called PHOU_AQUAE with sequence similarity to the PhoU protein of Escherichia coli. Despite the fact that there is a large number of family members (more than 300) attributed to almost all known bac ...

    The phoU gene of Aquifex aeolicus encodes a protein called PHOU_AQUAE with sequence similarity to the PhoU protein of Escherichia coli. Despite the fact that there is a large number of family members (more than 300) attributed to almost all known bacteria and despite PHOU_AQUAE's association with the regulation of genes for phosphate metabolism, the nature of its regulatory function is not well understood. Nearly one-half of these PhoU-like proteins, including both PHOU_AQUAE and the one from E. coli, form a subfamily with an apparent dimer structure of two PhoU domains on the basis of their amino acid sequence. The crystal structure of PHOU_AQUAE (a 221-amino-acid protein) reveals two similar coiled-coil PhoU domains, each forming a three-helix bundle. The structures of PHOU_AQUAE proteins from both a soluble fraction and refolded inclusion bodies (at resolutions of 2.8 and 3.2A, respectively) showed no significant differences. The folds of the PhoU domain and Bag domains (for a class of cofactors of the eukaryotic chaperone Hsp70 family) are similar. Accordingly, we propose that gene regulation by PhoU may occur by association of PHOU_AQUAE with the ATPase domain of the histidine kinase PhoR, promoting release of its substrate PhoB. Other proteins that share the PhoU domain fold include the coiled-coil domains of the STAT protein, the ribosome-recycling factor, and structural proteins like spectrin.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Berkely Structural Genomics Center, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Rd., Berkeley, California 94720, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Phosphate transport system protein phoU homolog
A, B, D, E, F, G
227Aquifex aeolicus (strain VF5)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: phoU
Find proteins for O67053 (Aquifex aeolicus (strain VF5))
Go to UniProtKB:  O67053
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B, D, E, F, G
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.293 
  • R-Value Work: 0.201 
  • Space Group: P 43
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 113.500α = 90.00
b = 113.500β = 90.00
c = 155.000γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
SOLVEphasing
HKL-2000data collection
REFMACrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-12-07
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance