2Y7N

Structure of N-terminal domain of Candida albicans als9-2 - Apo Form


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.196 

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Literature

Structural Basis for the Broad Specificity to Host- Cell Ligands by the Pathogenic Fungus Candida Albicans.

Salgado, P.S.Yan, R.Taylor, J.D.Burchell, L.Jones, R.Hoyer, L.L.Matthews, S.J.Simpson, P.J.Cota, E.

(2011) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108: 15775

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1103496108
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Candida albicans is the most prevalent fungal pathogen in humans and a major source of life-threatening nosocomial infections. The Als (agglutinin-like sequence) glycoproteins are an important virulence factor for this fungus and have been associated ...

    Candida albicans is the most prevalent fungal pathogen in humans and a major source of life-threatening nosocomial infections. The Als (agglutinin-like sequence) glycoproteins are an important virulence factor for this fungus and have been associated with binding of host-cell surface proteins and small peptides of random sequence, the formation of biofilms and amyloid fibers. High-resolution structures of N-terminal Als adhesins (NT-Als; up to 314 amino acids) show that ligand recognition relies on a motif capable of binding flexible C termini of peptides in extended conformation. Central to this mechanism is an invariant lysine that recognizes the C-terminal carboxylate of ligands at the end of a deep-binding cavity. In addition to several protein-peptide interactions, a network of water molecules runs parallel to one side of the ligand and contributes to the recognition of diverse peptide sequences. These data establish NT-Als adhesins as a separate family of peptide-binding proteins and an unexpected adhesion system for primary, widespread protein-protein interactions at the Candida/host-cell interface.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Molecular Biosciences, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
AGGLUTININ-LIKE ALS9 PROTEINA312Candida albicansMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.196 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 34.723α = 90
b = 68.717β = 90
c = 120.017γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-10-05
    Type: Initial release