2F41

Crystal structure of FapR- a global regulator of fatty acid biosynthesis in B. subtilis


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.274 
  • R-Value Work: 0.219 

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Literature

Structural basis of lipid biosynthesis regulation in Gram-positive bacteria.

Schujman, G.E.Guerin, M.Buschiazzo, A.Schaeffer, F.Llarrull, L.I.Reh, G.Vila, A.J.Alzari, P.M.de Mendoza, D.

(2006) Embo J. 25: 4074-4083

  • DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7601284
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Malonyl-CoA is an essential intermediate in fatty acid synthesis in all living cells. Here we demonstrate a new role for this molecule as a global regulator of lipid homeostasis in Gram-positive bacteria. Using in vitro transcription and binding stud ...

    Malonyl-CoA is an essential intermediate in fatty acid synthesis in all living cells. Here we demonstrate a new role for this molecule as a global regulator of lipid homeostasis in Gram-positive bacteria. Using in vitro transcription and binding studies, we demonstrate that malonyl-CoA is a direct and specific inducer of Bacillus subtilis FapR, a conserved transcriptional repressor that regulates the expression of several genes involved in bacterial fatty acid and phospholipid synthesis. The crystal structure of the effector-binding domain of FapR reveals a homodimeric protein with a thioesterase-like 'hot-dog' fold. Binding of malonyl-CoA promotes a disorder-to-order transition, which transforms an open ligand-binding groove into a long tunnel occupied by the effector molecule in the complex. This ligand-induced modification propagates to the helix-turn-helix motifs, impairing their productive association for DNA binding. Structure-based mutations that disrupt the FapR-malonyl-CoA interaction prevent DNA-binding regulation and result in a lethal phenotype in B. subtilis, suggesting this homeostatic signaling pathway as a promising target for novel chemotherapeutic agents against Gram-positive pathogens.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Instituto de BiologĂ­a Molecular y Celular de Rosario (IBR), Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Transcription factor fapR
A, B, C, D
121Bacillus subtilis (strain 168)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: fapR (ylpC)
Find proteins for O34835 (Bacillus subtilis (strain 168))
Go to UniProtKB:  O34835
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.274 
  • R-Value Work: 0.219 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 39.239α = 90.00
b = 84.320β = 90.00
c = 155.385γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
AMoREphasing
CCP4data scaling
MOSFLMdata reduction
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
SCALAdata scaling
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-10-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance