2WYE

The quorum quenching N-acyl homoserine lactone acylase PvdQ is an Ntn- Hydrolase with an unusual substrate-binding pocket


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.189 
  • R-Value Work: 0.160 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.161 

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Literature

The Quorum-Quenching N-Acyl Homoserine Lactone Acylase Pvdq is an Ntn-Hydrolase with an Unusual Substrate-Binding Pocket

Bokhove, M.Nadal Jimenez, P.Quax, W.J.Dijkstra, B.W.

(2010) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107: 686

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0911839107
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2WYD, 2WYE, 2WYB, 2WYC

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In many Gram-negative pathogens, their virulent behavior is regulated by quorum sensing, in which diffusible signals such as N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) act as chemical messaging compounds. Enzymatic degradation of these diffusible signals by, e.g., lactonases or amidohydrolases abolishes AHL regulated virulence, a process known as quorum quenching ...

    In many Gram-negative pathogens, their virulent behavior is regulated by quorum sensing, in which diffusible signals such as N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) act as chemical messaging compounds. Enzymatic degradation of these diffusible signals by, e.g., lactonases or amidohydrolases abolishes AHL regulated virulence, a process known as quorum quenching. Here we report the first crystal structure of an AHL amidohydrolase, the AHL acylase PvdQ from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. PvdQ has a typical alpha/beta heterodimeric Ntn-hydrolase fold, similar to penicillin G acylase and cephalosporin acylase. However, it has a distinct, unusually large, hydrophobic binding pocket, ideally suited to recognize C12 fatty acid-like chains of AHLs. Binding of a C12 fatty acid or a 3-oxo-C12 fatty acid induces subtle conformational changes to accommodate the aliphatic chain. Furthermore, the structure of a covalent ester intermediate identifies Serbeta1 as the nucleophile and Asnbeta269 and Valbeta70 as the oxyanion hole residues in the AHL degradation process. Our structures show the versatility of the Ntn-hydrolase scaffold and can serve as a structural paradigm for Ntn-hydrolases with similar substrate preference. Finally, the quorum-quenching capabilities of PvdQ may be utilized to suppress the quorum-sensing machinery of pathogens.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
ACYL-HOMOSERINE LACTONE ACYLASE PVDQ SUBUNIT ALPHAA170Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: pvdQqsc112PA2385
EC: 3.5.1.97
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MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
ACYL-HOMOSERINE LACTONE ACYLASE PVDQ SUBUNIT BETAB546Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: pvdQqsc112PA2385
EC: 3.5.1.97
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.189 
  • R-Value Work: 0.160 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.161 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 120.08α = 90
b = 163.94β = 90
c = 93.61γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHASERphasing

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2009-12-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance