3KYJ

Crystal structure of the P1 domain of CheA3 in complex with CheY6 from R. sphaeroides


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.207 
  • R-Value Work: 0.170 

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Literature

Using structural information to change the phosphotransfer specificity of a two-component chemotaxis signalling complex

Bell, C.H.Porter, S.L.Strawson, A.Stuart, D.I.Armitage, J.P.

(2010) Plos Biol. 8: e1000306-e1000306

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000306
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Two-component signal transduction pathways comprising histidine protein kinases (HPKs) and their response regulators (RRs) are widely used to control bacterial responses to environmental challenges. Some bacteria have over 150 different two-component ...

    Two-component signal transduction pathways comprising histidine protein kinases (HPKs) and their response regulators (RRs) are widely used to control bacterial responses to environmental challenges. Some bacteria have over 150 different two-component pathways, and the specificity of the phosphotransfer reactions within these systems is tightly controlled to prevent unwanted crosstalk. One of the best understood two-component signalling pathways is the chemotaxis pathway. Here, we present the 1.40 A crystal structure of the histidine-containing phosphotransfer domain of the chemotaxis HPK, CheA(3), in complex with its cognate RR, CheY(6). A methionine finger on CheY(6) that nestles in a hydrophobic pocket in CheA(3) was shown to be important for the interaction and was found to only occur in the cognate RRs of CheA(3), CheY(6), and CheB(2). Site-directed mutagenesis of this methionine in combination with two adjacent residues abolished binding, as shown by surface plasmon resonance studies, and phosphotransfer from CheA(3)-P to CheY(6). Introduction of this methionine and an adjacent alanine residue into a range of noncognate CheYs, dramatically changed their specificity, allowing protein interaction and rapid phosphotransfer from CheA(3)-P. The structure presented here has allowed us to identify specificity determinants for the CheA-CheY interaction and subsequently to successfully reengineer phosphotransfer signalling. In summary, our results provide valuable insight into how cells mediate specificity in one of the most abundant signalling pathways in biology, two-component signal transduction.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Oxford Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Putative histidine protein kinase
A
144Rhodobacter sphaeroidesMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cheA3
Find proteins for Q8KLS0 (Rhodobacter sphaeroides)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8KLS0
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CheY6 protein
B
145Rhodobacter sphaeroidesMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cheY6
Find proteins for Q8KLS1 (Rhodobacter sphaeroides)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8KLS1
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NA
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A
SODIUM ION
Na
FKNQFGJONOIPTF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.207 
  • R-Value Work: 0.170 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 43.718α = 90.00
b = 62.011β = 101.26
c = 48.911γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
PHENIXrefinement
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-02-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-01
    Type: Refinement description