2A2B

Curvacin A


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 20 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Three-dimensional structure in lipid micelles of the pediocin-like antimicrobial peptide curvacin A

Haugen, H.S.Fimland, G.Nissen-Meyer, J.Kristiansen, P.E.

(2005) Biochemistry 44: 16149-16157

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi051215u

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The 3D structure of the membrane-permeabilizing 41-mer pediocin-like antimicrobial peptide curvacin A produced by lactic acid bacteria has been studied by NMR spectroscopy. In DPC micelles, the cationic and hydrophilic N-terminal half of the peptide ...

    The 3D structure of the membrane-permeabilizing 41-mer pediocin-like antimicrobial peptide curvacin A produced by lactic acid bacteria has been studied by NMR spectroscopy. In DPC micelles, the cationic and hydrophilic N-terminal half of the peptide forms an S-shaped beta-sheet-like domain stabilized by a disulfide bridge and a few hydrogen bonds. This domain is followed by two alpha-helices: a hydrophilic 6-mer helix between residues 19 and 24 and an amphiphilic/hydrophobic 11-mer helix between residues 29 and 39. There are two hinges in the peptide, one at residues 16-18 between the N-terminal S-shaped beta-sheet-like structure and the central 6-mer helix and one at residues 26-28 between the central helix and the 11-mer C-terminal helix. The latter helix is the only amphiphilic/hydrophobic part of the peptide and is thus presumably the part that penetrates into the hydrophobic phase of target-cell membranes. The hinge between the two helices may introduce the flexibility that allows the helix to dip into membranes. The helix-hinge-helix structure in the C-terminal half of curvacin A clearly distinguishes this peptide from the other pediocin-like peptides whose structures have been analyzed and suggests that curvacin A along with the structural homologues enterocin P and carnobacteriocin BM1 belong to a subgroup of the pediocin-like family of antimicrobial peptides.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Oslo, Pb. 1041 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Bacteriocin curvacin A
A
41Lactobacillus curvatusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: curA
Find proteins for P0A311 (Lactobacillus curvatus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A311
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 20 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
  • Olderado: 2A2B Olderado

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-06-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance