2Q88

Crystal structure of EhuB in complex with ectoine


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.249 
  • R-Value Work: 0.228 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.229 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the ligand-binding protein EhuB from Sinorhizobium meliloti reveals substrate recognition of the compatible solutes ectoine and hydroxyectoine.

Hanekop, N.Hoing, M.Sohn-Bosser, L.Jebbar, M.Schmitt, L.Bremer, E.

(2007) J Mol Biol 374: 1237-1250

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2007.09.071
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In microorganisms, members of the binding-protein-dependent ATP-binding cassette transporter superfamily constitute an important class of transport systems. Some of them are involved in osmoprotection under hyperosmotic stress by facilitating the upt ...

    In microorganisms, members of the binding-protein-dependent ATP-binding cassette transporter superfamily constitute an important class of transport systems. Some of them are involved in osmoprotection under hyperosmotic stress by facilitating the uptake of "compatible solutes". Currently, the molecular mechanisms used by these transport systems to recognize compatible solutes are limited to transporters specific for glycine betaine and proline betaine. Therefore, this study reports a detailed analysis of the molecular principles governing substrate recognition in the Ehu system from Sinorhizobium meliloti, which is responsible for the uptake of the compatible solutes ectoine and hydroxyectoine. To contribute to a broader understanding of the molecular interactions underlying substrate specificity, our study focused on the substrate-binding protein EhuB because this protein binds the ligand selectively, delivers it to the translocation machinery in the membrane and is thought to be responsible for substrate specificity. The crystal structures of EhuB, in complex with ectoine and hydroxyectoine, were determined at a resolution of 1.9 A and 2.3 A, respectively, and allowed us to assign the structural principles of substrate recognition and binding. Based on these results, site-directed mutagenesis of amino acids involved in ligand binding was employed to address their individual contribution to complex stability. A comparison with the crystal structures of other binding proteins specific for compatible solutes revealed common principles of substrate recognition, but also important differences that might be an adaptation to the nature of the ligand and to the demands on protein affinity imposed by the environment.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Biochemistry, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Universitaetsstrasse 1, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Putative ABC transporter amino acid-binding protein
A
257Sinorhizobium melilotiMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q92WC8 (Rhizobium meliloti (strain 1021))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q92WC8
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
4CS
Query on 4CS

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A
(4S)-2-METHYL-1,4,5,6-TETRAHYDROPYRIMIDINE-4-CARBOXYLIC ACID
C6 H10 N2 O2
WQXNXVUDBPYKBA-YFKPBYRVSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CD
Query on CD

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A
CADMIUM ION
Cd
WLZRMCYVCSSEQC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
4CSKd :  1600   nM  PDBBind
4CSKd:  1600   nM  Binding MOAD
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.249 
  • R-Value Work: 0.228 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.229 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 57.365α = 90
b = 57.365β = 90
c = 161.883γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data collection
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-01-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-10-18
    Changes: Refinement description