3K8U

Crystal Structure of the Peptidase Domain of Streptococcus ComA, a Bi-functional ABC Transporter Involved in Quorum Sensing Pathway


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.212 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.212 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the peptidase domain of Streptococcus ComA, a bifunctional ATP-binding cassette transporter involved in the quorum-sensing pathway

Ishii, S.Yano, T.Ebihara, A.Okamoto, A.Manzoku, M.Hayashi, H.

(2010) J Biol Chem 285: 10777-10785

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.093781
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3K8U

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • ComA of Streptococcus is a member of the bacteriocin-associated ATP-binding cassette transporter family and is postulated to be responsible for both the processing of the propeptide ComC and secretion of the mature quorum-sensing signal. The 150-amin ...

    ComA of Streptococcus is a member of the bacteriocin-associated ATP-binding cassette transporter family and is postulated to be responsible for both the processing of the propeptide ComC and secretion of the mature quorum-sensing signal. The 150-amino acid peptidase domain (PEP) of ComA specifically recognizes an extended region of ComC that is 15 amino acids in length. It has been proposed that an amphipathic alpha-helix formed by the N-terminal leader region of ComC, as well as the Gly-Gly motif at the cleavage site, is critical for the PEP-ComC interaction. To elucidate the substrate recognition mechanism, we determined the three-dimensional crystal structure of Streptococcus mutans PEP and then constructed models for the PEP.ComC complexes. PEP had an overall structure similar to the papain-like cysteine proteases as has long been predicted. The active site was located at the bottom of a narrow cleft, which is suitable for binding the Gly-Gly motif. Together with the results from mutational experiments, a shallow hydrophobic concave surface of PEP was proposed as a site that accommodates the N-terminal helix of ComC. This dual mode of substrate recognition would provide the small PEP domain with an extremely high substrate specificity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-8686, Japan.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Putative ABC transporter, ATP-binding protein ComAA156Streptococcus mutansMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q8DW05 (Streptococcus mutans serotype c (strain ATCC 700610 / UA159))
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.212 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.212 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 58.61α = 90
b = 58.61β = 90
c = 112.05γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
SHELXSphasing
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-02-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2014-02-26
    Changes: Database references