1THQ

Crystal Structure of Outer Membrane Enzyme PagP


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 

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Literature

A hydrocarbon ruler measures palmitate in the enzymatic acylation of endotoxin.

Ahn, V.E.Lo, E.I.Engel, C.K.Chen, L.Hwang, P.M.Kay, L.E.Bishop, R.E.Prive, G.G.

(2004) Embo J. 23: 2931-2941

  • DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7600320

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The ability of enzymes to distinguish between fatty acyl groups can involve molecular measuring devices termed hydrocarbon rulers, but the molecular basis for acyl-chain recognition in any membrane-bound enzyme remains to be defined. PagP is an outer ...

    The ability of enzymes to distinguish between fatty acyl groups can involve molecular measuring devices termed hydrocarbon rulers, but the molecular basis for acyl-chain recognition in any membrane-bound enzyme remains to be defined. PagP is an outer membrane acyltransferase that helps pathogenic bacteria to evade the host immune response by transferring a palmitate chain from a phospholipid to lipid A (endotoxin). PagP can distinguish lipid acyl chains that differ by a single methylene unit, indicating that the enzyme possesses a remarkably precise hydrocarbon ruler. We present the 1.9 A crystal structure of PagP, an eight-stranded beta-barrel with an unexpected interior hydrophobic pocket that is occupied by a single detergent molecule. The buried detergent is oriented normal to the presumed plane of the membrane, whereas the PagP beta-barrel axis is tilted by approximately 25 degrees. Acyl group specificity is modulated by mutation of Gly88 lining the bottom of the hydrophobic pocket, thus confirming the hydrocarbon ruler mechanism for palmitate recognition. A striking structural similarity between PagP and the lipocalins suggests an evolutionary link between these proteins.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CrcA protein
A
170Escherichia coli (strain K12)Gene Names: pagP (crcA, ybeG)
EC: 2.3.1.251
Membrane protein
mpstruct
Group: 
TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEINS: BETA-BARREL
Sub Group: 
Beta-Barrel Membrane Proteins: Monomeric/Dimeric
Protein: 
PagP outer membrane palimitoyl transferease
Find proteins for P37001 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P37001
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ACT
Query on ACT

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A
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
LDA
Query on LDA

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A
LAURYL DIMETHYLAMINE-N-OXIDE
C14 H31 N O
SYELZBGXAIXKHU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MPD
Query on MPD

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A
(4S)-2-METHYL-2,4-PENTANEDIOL
C6 H14 O2
SVTBMSDMJJWYQN-YFKPBYRVSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 
  • Space Group: P 41 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 50.670α = 90.00
b = 50.670β = 90.00
c = 158.480γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
DENZOdata reduction
REFMACrefinement
SOLVEphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-08-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Version format compliance