2WUS

Bacterial actin MreB assembles in complex with cell shape protein RodZ


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.288 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.202 

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Literature

Bacterial Actin Mreb Assembles in Complex with Cell Shape Protein Rodz.

van den Ent, F.Johnson, C.M.Persons, L.deBoer, P.Lowe, J.

(2010) EMBO J 29: 1081

  • DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2010.9
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2WUS

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacterial actin homologue MreB is required for cell shape maintenance in most non-spherical bacteria, where it assembles into helical structures just underneath the cytoplasmic membrane. Proper assembly of the actin cytoskeleton requires RodZ, a conserved, bitopic membrane protein that colocalises to MreB and is essential for cell shape determination ...

    Bacterial actin homologue MreB is required for cell shape maintenance in most non-spherical bacteria, where it assembles into helical structures just underneath the cytoplasmic membrane. Proper assembly of the actin cytoskeleton requires RodZ, a conserved, bitopic membrane protein that colocalises to MreB and is essential for cell shape determination. Here, we present the first crystal structure of bacterial actin engaged with a natural partner and provide a clear functional significance of the interaction. We show that the cytoplasmic helix-turn-helix motif of Thermotoga maritima RodZ directly interacts with monomeric as well as filamentous MreB and present the crystal structure of the complex. In vitro and in vivo analyses of mutant T. maritima and Escherichia coli RodZ validate the structure and reveal the importance of the MreB-RodZ interaction in the ability of cells to propagate as rods. Furthermore, the results elucidate how the bacterial actin cytoskeleton might be anchored to the membrane to help constrain peptidoglycan synthesis in the periplasm.


    Organizational Affiliation

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
ROD SHAPE-DETERMINING PROTEIN MREBA, B344Thermotoga maritimaMutation(s): 0 
UniProt
Find proteins for Q9WZ57 (Thermotoga maritima (strain ATCC 43589 / DSM 3109 / JCM 10099 / NBRC 100826 / MSB8))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q9WZ57
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UniProt GroupQ9WZ57
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
PUTATIVE UNCHARACTERIZED PROTEINC [auth R],
D [auth S]
112Thermotoga maritimaMutation(s): 0 
UniProt
Find proteins for Q9X2H8 (Thermotoga maritima (strain ATCC 43589 / DSM 3109 / JCM 10099 / NBRC 100826 / MSB8))
Explore Q9X2H8 
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9X2H8
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UniProt GroupQ9X2H8
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.288 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.202 
  • Space Group: P 2 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 81.813α = 90
b = 109.836β = 90
c = 112.273γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
PHASERphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2010-06-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-01-24
    Changes: Database references, Source and taxonomy