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(1997) J Biol Chem 272: 11850-11855
- PubMed: 9115243
- DOI: 10.1074/jbc.272.18.11850
- Structures With Same Primary Citation
- PubMed Abstract:
- Crystal Structures of Chey Mutants Y106W and T87I/Y106W. Chey Activation Correlates with Movement of Residue 106
Zhu, X., Rebello, J., Matsumura, P., Volz, K.
(1997) J Biol Chem 272: 5000
- Uncoupled Phosphorylation and Activation in Bacterial Chemotaxis. The 2.1-A Structure of a Threonine to Isoleucine Mutant at Position 87 of Chey
Ganguli, S., Wang, H., Matsumura, P., Volz, K.
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- Structural Conservation in the Chey Superfamily
(1993) Biochemistry 32: 11741
- Crystal Structure of Escherichia Coli Chey Refined at 1.7-A Resolution
Volz, K., Matsumura, P.
(1991) J Biol Chem 266: 15511
An aspartate to lysine mutation at position 13 of the chemotaxis regulatory protein CheY causes a constitutive tumbly phenotype when expressed at high copy number in vivo even though the mutant protein is not phosphorylatable. These properties sugges ...
An aspartate to lysine mutation at position 13 of the chemotaxis regulatory protein CheY causes a constitutive tumbly phenotype when expressed at high copy number in vivo even though the mutant protein is not phosphorylatable. These properties suggest that the D13K mutant adopts the active, signaling conformation of CheY independent of phosphorylation, so knowledge of its structure could explain the activation mechanism of CheY. The x-ray crystallographic structure of the CheY D13K mutant has been solved and refined at 2.3 A resolution to an R-factor of 14.3%. The mutant molecule shows no significant differences in backbone conformation when compared with the wild-type, Mg2+-free structure, but there are localized changes within the active site. The side chain of lysine 13 blocks access to the active site, whereas its epsilon-amino group has no bonding interactions with other groups in the region. Also in the active site, the bond between lysine 109 and aspartate 57 is weakened, and the solvent structure is perturbed. Although the D13K mutant has the inactive conformation in the crystalline form, rearrangements in the active site appear to weaken the overall structure of that region, potentially creating a metastable state of the molecule. If a conformational change is required for signaling by CheY D13K, then it most likely proceeds dynamically, in solution.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.