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NMR solution structure of the DNA binding domain of Competence protein A


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 10 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

NMR solution structure and DNA-binding model of the DNA-binding domain of competence protein A.

Hobbs, C.A.Bobay, B.G.Thompson, R.J.Perego, M.Cavanagh, J.

(2010) J.Mol.Biol. 398: 248-263

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2010.03.003

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Competence protein A (ComA) is a response regulator protein involved in the development of genetic competence in the Gram-positive spore-forming bacterium Bacillus subtilis, as well as the regulation of the production of degradative enzymes and antib ...

    Competence protein A (ComA) is a response regulator protein involved in the development of genetic competence in the Gram-positive spore-forming bacterium Bacillus subtilis, as well as the regulation of the production of degradative enzymes and antibiotic synthesis. ComA belongs to the NarL family of proteins, which are characterized by a C-terminal transcriptional activator domain that consists of a bundle of four helices, where the second and third helices (alpha 8 and alpha 9) form a helix-turn-helix DNA-binding domain. Using NMR spectroscopy, the high-resolution 3D solution structure of the C-terminal DNA-binding domain of ComA (ComAC) has been determined. In addition, surface plasmon resonance and NMR protein-DNA titration experiments allowed for the analysis of the interaction of ComAC with its target DNA sequences. Combining the solution structure and biochemical data, a model of ComAC bound to the ComA recognition sequences on the srfA promoter has been developed. The model shows that for DNA binding, ComA uses the conserved helix-turn-helix motif present in other NarL family members. However, the model reveals also that ComA might use a slightly different part of the helix-turn-helix motif and there appears to be some associated domain re-orientation. These observations suggest a basis for DNA binding specificity within the NarL family.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Transcriptional regulatory protein comA
A, B
73Bacillus subtilis (strain 168)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: comA (comA1, comAA)
Find proteins for P14204 (Bacillus subtilis (strain 168))
Go to UniProtKB:  P14204
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 10 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-04-07
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance