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Crystal Structure of Insecticidal Delta-Endotoxin Cry8Ea1 from Bacillus Thuringiensis at 2.2 Angstroms Resolution


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.230 
  • R-Value Work: 0.162 

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Literature

Crystal structure of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry8Ea1: An insecticidal toxin toxic to underground pests, the larvae of Holotrichia parallela.

Guo, S.Ye, S.Liu, Y.Wei, L.Xue, J.Wu, H.Song, F.Zhang, J.Wu, X.Huang, D.Rao, Z.

(2009) J.Struct.Biol. 168: 259-266

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2009.07.004

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Crystal (Cry) proteins belong to an insect toxin family encoded and expressed by a variety of Bacillus thuringiensis isolates, and are named due to their in vivo auto-crystallization abilities. To kill the infected host insects, protease-activated Cr ...

    Crystal (Cry) proteins belong to an insect toxin family encoded and expressed by a variety of Bacillus thuringiensis isolates, and are named due to their in vivo auto-crystallization abilities. To kill the infected host insects, protease-activated Cry toxins should firstly be recognized by certain membrane receptors on the surface of insect midgut epithelial cells and consequently assemble together as lethal transmembrane pores. Here we report the 2.2-A crystal structure of Cry8Ea1 toxin, a Cry family member specifically toxic to the underground larvae of Holotrichia parallela. Superimposition of the domain I from Cry8Ea1 and other structurally characterized Cry toxins reveals an identical surface proline residue and a highly conserved kink of a helix, both of which have drawn comparatively little attention from previous researchers. Further structural analysis and functional studies suggest that both the proline and the helix kink might be essential in exposing a helix-helix hairpin, which is believed to be the very first step in the well-known "umbrella" model of the membrane penetration. In summary, we propose a plausible model of the initiation of Cry toxin domain I disassembly before membrane penetration and pore formation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Beijing Institute of Technology, China. guosy@bit.edu.cn




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Insecticidal Delta-Endotoxin Cry8Ea1
A, B, C
589Bacillus thuringiensisMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cry8Ea1 (cry8E2)
Find proteins for B3LEP7 (Bacillus thuringiensis)
Go to UniProtKB:  B3LEP7
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
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A, B, C
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
ACT
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A, B, C
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.230 
  • R-Value Work: 0.162 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 407.282α = 90.00
b = 47.956β = 91.12
c = 103.121γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
ADSCdata collection
HKL-2000data reduction
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling
CNSphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-09-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Derived calculations, Version format compliance