3QRA

The crystal structure of Ail, the attachment invasion locus protein of Yersinia pestis


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.228 
  • R-Value Work: 0.199 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.200 

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Literature

Structural Insights into Ail-Mediated Adhesion in Yersinia pestis.

Yamashita, S.Lukacik, P.Barnard, T.J.Noinaj, N.Felek, S.Tsang, T.M.Krukonis, E.S.Hinnebusch, B.J.Buchanan, S.K.

(2011) Structure 19: 1672-1682

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2011.08.010
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3QRA, 3QRC

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ail is an outer membrane protein from Yersinia pestis that is highly expressed in a rodent model of bubonic plague, making it a good candidate for vaccine development. Ail is important for attaching to host cells and evading host immune responses, facilitating rapid progression of a plague infection ...

    Ail is an outer membrane protein from Yersinia pestis that is highly expressed in a rodent model of bubonic plague, making it a good candidate for vaccine development. Ail is important for attaching to host cells and evading host immune responses, facilitating rapid progression of a plague infection. Binding to host cells is important for injection of cytotoxic Yersinia outer proteins. To learn more about how Ail mediates adhesion, we solved two high-resolution crystal structures of Ail, with no ligand bound and in complex with a heparin analog called sucrose octasulfate. We identified multiple adhesion targets, including laminin and heparin, and showed that a 40 kDa domain of laminin called LG4-5 specifically binds to Ail. We also evaluated the contribution of laminin to delivery of Yops to HEp-2 cells. This work constitutes a structural description of how a bacterial outer membrane protein uses a multivalent approach to bind host cells.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-8030, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Attachment invasion locus protein A157Yersinia pestisMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ailYPO2905ompXy1324
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.228 
  • R-Value Work: 0.199 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.200 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 50.236α = 90
b = 50.236β = 90
c = 170.623γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SERGUIdata collection
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2011-11-23
    Type: Initial release