2MN5

NMR structure of Copsin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Copsin, a Novel Peptide-based Fungal Antibiotic Interfering with the Peptidoglycan Synthesis.

Essig, A.Hofmann, D.Munch, D.Gayathri, S.Kunzler, M.Kallio, P.T.Sahl, H.G.Wider, G.Schneider, T.Aebi, M.

(2014) J Biol Chem 289: 34953-34964

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M114.599878
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Fungi and bacteria compete with an arsenal of secreted molecules for their ecological niche. This repertoire represents a rich and inexhaustible source for antibiotics and fungicides. Antimicrobial peptides are an emerging class of fungal defense mol ...

    Fungi and bacteria compete with an arsenal of secreted molecules for their ecological niche. This repertoire represents a rich and inexhaustible source for antibiotics and fungicides. Antimicrobial peptides are an emerging class of fungal defense molecules that are promising candidates for pharmaceutical applications. Based on a co-cultivation system, we studied the interaction of the coprophilous basidiomycete Coprinopsis cinerea with different bacterial species and identified a novel defensin, copsin. The polypeptide was recombinantly produced in Pichia pastoris, and the three-dimensional structure was solved by NMR. The cysteine stabilized α/β-fold with a unique disulfide connectivity, and an N-terminal pyroglutamate rendered copsin extremely stable against high temperatures and protease digestion. Copsin was bactericidal against a diversity of Gram-positive bacteria, including human pathogens such as Enterococcus faecium and Listeria monocytogenes. Characterization of the antibacterial activity revealed that copsin bound specifically to the peptidoglycan precursor lipid II and therefore interfered with the cell wall biosynthesis. In particular, and unlike lantibiotics and other defensins, the third position of the lipid II pentapeptide is essential for effective copsin binding. The unique structural properties of copsin make it a possible scaffold for new antibiotics.


    Organizational Affiliation

    From the Institute of Microbiology and markus.aebi@micro.biol.ethz.ch.



Macromolecules

Find similar proteins by: Sequence  |  Structure

Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Copsin
A
57Coprinopsis cinereaMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for D6RKI7 (Coprinopsis cinerea (strain Okayama-7 / 130 / ATCC MYA-4618 / FGSC 9003))
Go to UniProtKB:  D6RKI7
Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
PCA
Query on PCA
AL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H7 N O3GLN
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
  • OLDERADO: 2MN5 Olderado

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-10-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-11-05
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2015-01-07
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 2.0: 2019-12-25
    Changes: Data collection, Derived calculations, Polymer sequence