2LJ7

3D solution structure of plant defensin Lc-def


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: target function 

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Literature

Heterologous expression and solution structure of defensin from lentil Lens culinaris.

Shenkarev, Z.O.Gizatullina, A.K.Finkina, E.I.Alekseeva, E.A.Balandin, S.V.Mineev, K.S.Arseniev, A.S.Ovchinnikova, T.V.

(2014) Biochem.Biophys.Res.Commun. 451: 252-257

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.07.104

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • A new defensin Lc-def, isolated from germinated seeds of the lentil Lens culinaris, has molecular mass 5440.4Da and consists of 47 amino acid residues. Lc-def and its (15)N-labeled analog were overexpressed in Escherichia coli. Antimicrobial activity ...

    A new defensin Lc-def, isolated from germinated seeds of the lentil Lens culinaris, has molecular mass 5440.4Da and consists of 47 amino acid residues. Lc-def and its (15)N-labeled analog were overexpressed in Escherichia coli. Antimicrobial activity of the recombinant protein was examined, and its spatial structure, dynamics, and interaction with lipid vesicles were studied by NMR spectroscopy. It was shown that Lc-def is active against fungi, but does not inhibit the growth of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The peptide is monomeric in aqueous solution and contains one α-helix and triple-stranded β-sheet, which form cysteine-stabilized αβ motif (CSαβ) previously found in other plant defensins. The sterically neighboring loop1 and loop3 protrude from the defensin core and demonstrate significant mobility on the μs-ms timescale. Lc-def does not bind to the zwitterionic lipid (POPC) vesicles but interacts with the partially anionic (POPC/DOPG, 7:3) membranes under low-salt conditions. The Lc-def antifungal activity might be mediated through electrostatic interaction with anionic lipid components of fungal membranes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Miklukho-Maklaya Str., 16/10, 117997 Moscow, Russia.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Defensin Lc-def
A
47Lens culinaris subsp. culinarisMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for B3F051 (Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris)
Go to UniProtKB:  B3F051
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: target function 
  • Olderado: 2LJ7 Olderado

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-09-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-10-14
    Type: Database references