2HQS

Crystal structure of TolB/Pal complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.213 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 

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Literature

Molecular mimicry enables competitive recruitment by a natively disordered protein.

Bonsor, D.A.Grishkovskaya, I.Dodson, E.J.Kleanthous, C.

(2007) J.Am.Chem.Soc. 129: 4800-4807

  • DOI: 10.1021/ja070153n

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We report the crystal structure of the Escherichia coli TolB-Pal complex, a protein-protein complex involved in maintaining the integrity of the outer membrane (OM) in all Gram-negative bacteria that is parasitized by colicins (protein antibiotics) t ...

    We report the crystal structure of the Escherichia coli TolB-Pal complex, a protein-protein complex involved in maintaining the integrity of the outer membrane (OM) in all Gram-negative bacteria that is parasitized by colicins (protein antibiotics) to expedite their entry into cells. Nuclease colicins competitively recruit TolB using their natively disordered regions (NDRs) to disrupt its complex with Pal, which is thought to trigger translocation of the toxin across a locally destabilized OM. The structure shows induced-fit binding of peptidoglycan-associated lipoprotein (Pal) to the beta-propeller domain of TolB causing the N-terminus of one of its alpha-helices to unwind and several residues to undergo substantial changes in conformation. The resulting interactions with TolB are known to be essential for the stability of the complex and the bacterial OM. Structural comparisons with a TolB-colicin NDR complex reveal that colicins bind at the Pal site, mimicking rearranged Pal residues while simultaneously appearing to block induced-fit changes in TolB. The study therefore explains how colicins recruit TolB in the bacterial periplasm and highlights a novel binding mechanism for a natively disordered protein.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5YW, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Protein tolB
A, B, D, F
415Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: tolB
Find proteins for P0A855 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A855
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Peptidoglycan-associated lipoprotein
H, C, E, G
118Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: pal (excC)
Find proteins for P0A912 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A912
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, B, D, F
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
ACT
Query on ACT

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A, B, C, E, F, G, H
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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A, B, D, F
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.213 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 74.847α = 87.15
b = 89.049β = 89.62
c = 91.051γ = 68.81
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
CCP4data scaling
REFMACrefinement
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-04-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance