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The Solution Structure of gpV, the Major Tail Protein from Bacteriophage Lambda


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

The phage lambda major tail protein structure reveals a common evolution for long-tailed phages and the type VI bacterial secretion system.

Pell, L.G.Kanelis, V.Donaldson, L.W.Howell, P.L.Davidson, A.R.

(2009) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 106: 4160-4165

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0900044106

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Most bacteriophages possess long tails, which serve as the conduit for genome delivery. We report the solution structure of the N-terminal domain of gpV, the protein comprising the major portion of the noncontractile phage lambda tail tube. This stru ...

    Most bacteriophages possess long tails, which serve as the conduit for genome delivery. We report the solution structure of the N-terminal domain of gpV, the protein comprising the major portion of the noncontractile phage lambda tail tube. This structure is very similar to a previously solved tail tube protein from a contractile-tailed phage, providing the first direct evidence of an evolutionary connection between these 2 distinct types of phage tails. A remarkable structural similarity is also seen to Hcp1, a component of the bacterial type VI secretion system. The hexameric structure of Hcp1 and its ability to form long tubes are strikingly reminiscent of gpV when it is polymerized into a tail tube. These data coupled with other similarities between phage and type VI secretion proteins support an evolutionary relationship between these systems. Using Hcp1 as a model, we propose a polymerization mechanism for gpV involving several disorder-to-order transitions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8, Canada.




Macromolecules

Find similar proteins by: Sequence  |  Structure

Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Major tail protein V
A
156Enterobacteria phage lambdaGene Names: V
Find proteins for P03733 (Enterobacteria phage lambda)
Go to UniProtKB:  P03733
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-02-17
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance