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Crystal structure of FlgE31, a major fragment of the hook protein


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.242 
  • R-Value Work: 0.190 

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Literature

Structure of the bacterial flagellar hook and implication for the molecular universal joint mechanism.

Samatey, F.A.Matsunami, H.Imada, K.Nagashima, S.Shaikh, T.R.Thomas, D.R.Chen, J.Z.Derosier, D.J.Kitao, A.Namba, K.

(2004) Nature 431: 1062-1068

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature02997
  • Also Cited By: 2BGY, 2BGZ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The bacterial flagellum is a motile organelle, and the flagellar hook is a short, highly curved tubular structure that connects the flagellar motor to the long filament acting as a helical propeller. The hook is made of about 120 copies of a single p ...

    The bacterial flagellum is a motile organelle, and the flagellar hook is a short, highly curved tubular structure that connects the flagellar motor to the long filament acting as a helical propeller. The hook is made of about 120 copies of a single protein, FlgE, and its function as a nano-sized universal joint is essential for dynamic and efficient bacterial motility and taxis. It transmits the motor torque to the helical propeller over a wide range of its orientation for swimming and tumbling. Here we report a partial atomic model of the hook obtained by X-ray crystallography of FlgE31, a major proteolytic fragment of FlgE lacking unfolded terminal regions, and by electron cryomicroscopy and three-dimensional helical image reconstruction of the hook. The model reveals the intricate molecular interactions and a plausible switching mechanism for the hook to be flexible in bending but rigid against twisting for its universal joint function.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Dynamic NanoMachine Project, ICORP, JST, 1-3 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Flagellar hook protein flgE
A, B
299Salmonella typhimurium (strain LT2 / SGSC1412 / ATCC 700720)Gene Names: flgE (fla FV, flaK)
Find proteins for P0A1J1 (Salmonella typhimurium (strain LT2 / SGSC1412 / ATCC 700720))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A1J1
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.242 
  • R-Value Work: 0.190 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 128.714α = 90.00
b = 49.034β = 90.00
c = 96.904γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
REFMACrefinement
SOLVEphasing
CCP4data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-11-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2014-04-16
    Type: Other