2CO4

Salmonella enterica SafA pilin in complex with a 19-residue SafA Nte peptide


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.172 

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Literature

Donor-Strand Exchange in Chaperone-Assisted Pilus Assembly Proceeds Through a Concerted Beta-Strand Displacement Mechanism

Remaut, H.Rose, R.J.Hannan, T.J.Hultgren, S.J.Radford, S.E.Ashcroft, A.E.Waksman, G.

(2006) Mol.Cell 22: 831

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2006.05.033
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Gram-negative pathogens commonly use the chaperone-usher pathway to assemble adhesive multisubunit fibers on their surface. In the periplasm, subunits are stabilized by a chaperone that donates a beta strand to complement the subunits' truncated immu ...

    Gram-negative pathogens commonly use the chaperone-usher pathway to assemble adhesive multisubunit fibers on their surface. In the periplasm, subunits are stabilized by a chaperone that donates a beta strand to complement the subunits' truncated immunoglobulin-like fold. Pilus assembly proceeds through a "donor-strand exchange" (DSE) mechanism whereby this complementary beta strand is replaced by the N-terminal extension (Nte) of an incoming pilus subunit. Using X-ray crystallography and real-time electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), we demonstrate that DSE requires the formation of a transient ternary complex between the chaperone-subunit complex and the Nte of the next subunit to be assembled. The process is crucially dependent on an initiation site (the P5 pocket) needed to recruit the incoming Nte. The data also suggest a capping reaction displacing DSE toward product formation. These results support a zip-in-zip-out mechanism for DSE and a catalytic role for the usher, the molecular platform at which pili are assembled.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Structural Molecular Biology at UCL/Birkbeck, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
PUTATIVE OUTER MEMBRANE PROTEIN
A
125Salmonella typhimurium (strain LT2 / SGSC1412 / ATCC 700720)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: safA
Find proteins for Q8ZRK4 (Salmonella typhimurium (strain LT2 / SGSC1412 / ATCC 700720))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8ZRK4
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
PUTATIVE OUTER MEMBRANE PROTEIN
B
20Salmonella typhimurium (strain LT2 / SGSC1412 / ATCC 700720)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: safA
Find proteins for Q8ZRK4 (Salmonella typhimurium (strain LT2 / SGSC1412 / ATCC 700720))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8ZRK4
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.172 
  • Space Group: P 61 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 69.055α = 90.00
b = 69.055β = 90.00
c = 127.356γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALAdata scaling
MOSFLMdata reduction
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-06-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance