2R4P

Crystal structure of the long-chain fatty acid transporter FadL mutant G212E


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.288 
  • R-Value Work: 0.267 

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Literature

Transmembrane passage of hydrophobic compounds through a protein channel wall

Hearn, E.M.Patel, D.R.Lepore, B.W.Indic, M.van den Berg, B.

(2009) Nature 458: 367-370

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature07678
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Membrane proteins that transport hydrophobic compounds have important roles in multi-drug resistance and can cause a number of diseases, underscoring the importance of protein-mediated transport of hydrophobic compounds. Hydrophobic compounds readily ...

    Membrane proteins that transport hydrophobic compounds have important roles in multi-drug resistance and can cause a number of diseases, underscoring the importance of protein-mediated transport of hydrophobic compounds. Hydrophobic compounds readily partition into regular membrane lipid bilayers, and their transport through an aqueous protein channel is energetically unfavourable. Alternative transport models involving acquisition from the lipid bilayer by lateral diffusion have been proposed for hydrophobic substrates. So far, all transport proteins for which a lateral diffusion mechanism has been proposed function as efflux pumps. Here we present the first example of a lateral diffusion mechanism for the uptake of hydrophobic substrates by the Escherichia coli outer membrane long-chain fatty acid transporter FadL. A FadL mutant in which a lateral opening in the barrel wall is constricted, but which is otherwise structurally identical to wild-type FadL, does not transport substrates. A crystal structure of FadL from Pseudomonas aeruginosa shows that the opening in the wall of the beta-barrel is conserved and delineates a long, hydrophobic tunnel that could mediate substrate passage from the extracellular environment, through the polar lipopolysaccharide layer and, by means of the lateral opening in the barrel wall, into the lipid bilayer from where the substrate can diffuse into the periplasm. Because FadL homologues are found in pathogenic and biodegrading bacteria, our results have implications for combating bacterial infections and bioremediating xenobiotics in the environment.


    Related Citations: 
    • Crystal structure of the long-chain fatty acid transporter FadL
      van den Berg, B.,Black, P.N.,Clemons Jr., W.M.,Rapoport, T.A.
      (2004) Science 304: 1506


    Organizational Affiliation

    Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Long-chain fatty acid transport protein
A, B
427Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: fadL (ttr)
Membrane protein
mpstruct
Group: 
TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEINS: BETA-BARREL
Sub Group: 
Beta-Barrel Membrane Proteins: Monomeric/Dimeric
Protein: 
FadL long-chain fatty acid transporter
Find proteins for P10384 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P10384
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
LDA
Query on LDA

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A, B
LAURYL DIMETHYLAMINE-N-OXIDE
C14 H31 N O
SYELZBGXAIXKHU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.288 
  • R-Value Work: 0.267 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 232.510α = 90.00
b = 69.969β = 100.84
c = 84.153γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
PHASERphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-09-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance