3Q16

Linkage between the Bacterial Acid Stress and Stringent Responses: The Structure of the Inducible Lysine Decarboxylase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 4.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.304 
  • R-Value Work: 0.276 

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Literature

Linkage between the bacterial acid stress and stringent responses: the structure of the inducible lysine decarboxylase.

Kanjee, U.Gutsche, I.Alexopoulos, E.Zhao, B.El Bakkouri, M.Thibault, G.Liu, K.Ramachandran, S.Snider, J.Pai, E.F.Houry, W.A.

(2011) Embo J. 30: 931-944

  • DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2011.5
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The Escherichia coli inducible lysine decarboxylase, LdcI/CadA, together with the inner-membrane lysine-cadaverine antiporter, CadB, provide cells with protection against mild acidic conditions (pH∼5). To gain a better understanding of the molecular ...

    The Escherichia coli inducible lysine decarboxylase, LdcI/CadA, together with the inner-membrane lysine-cadaverine antiporter, CadB, provide cells with protection against mild acidic conditions (pH∼5). To gain a better understanding of the molecular processes underlying the acid stress response, the X-ray crystal structure of LdcI was determined. The structure revealed that the protein is an oligomer of five dimers that associate to form a decamer. Surprisingly, LdcI was found to co-crystallize with the stringent response effector molecule ppGpp, also known as the alarmone, with 10 ppGpp molecules in the decamer. ppGpp is known to mediate the stringent response, which occurs in response to nutrient deprivation. The alarmone strongly inhibited LdcI enzymatic activity. This inhibition is important for modulating the consumption of lysine in cells during acid stress under nutrient limiting conditions. Hence, our data provide direct evidence for a link between the bacterial acid stress and stringent responses.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Lysine decarboxylase, inducible
A, B, C, D, E
715Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cadA (ldcI)
EC: 4.1.1.18
Find proteins for P0A9H3 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A9H3
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
LLP
Query on LLP
A, B, C, D, E
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC14 H22 N3 O7 PLYS
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 4.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.304 
  • R-Value Work: 0.276 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 270.290α = 90.00
b = 181.290β = 125.06
c = 169.930γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALAdata scaling
MOSFLMdata reduction
MxDCdata collection
REFMACrefinement
REFMACphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-02-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance