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The crystal structure of transferrin binding protein A (TbpA) from Neisserial meningitidis serogroup B in complex with full length human transferrin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.267 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 

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Literature

Structural basis for iron piracy by pathogenic Neisseria.

Noinaj, N.Easley, N.C.Oke, M.Mizuno, N.Gumbart, J.Boura, E.Steere, A.N.Zak, O.Aisen, P.Tajkhorshid, E.Evans, R.W.Gorringe, A.R.Mason, A.B.Steven, A.C.Buchanan, S.K.

(2012) Nature 483: 53-58

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature10823
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Neisseria are obligate human pathogens causing bacterial meningitis, septicaemia and gonorrhoea. Neisseria require iron for survival and can extract it directly from human transferrin for transport across the outer membrane. The transport system cons ...

    Neisseria are obligate human pathogens causing bacterial meningitis, septicaemia and gonorrhoea. Neisseria require iron for survival and can extract it directly from human transferrin for transport across the outer membrane. The transport system consists of TbpA, an integral outer membrane protein, and TbpB, a co-receptor attached to the cell surface; both proteins are potentially important vaccine and therapeutic targets. Two key questions driving Neisseria research are how human transferrin is specifically targeted, and how the bacteria liberate iron from transferrin at neutral pH. To address these questions, we solved crystal structures of the TbpA-transferrin complex and of the corresponding co-receptor TbpB. We characterized the TbpB-transferrin complex by small-angle X-ray scattering and the TbpA-TbpB-transferrin complex by electron microscopy. Our studies provide a rational basis for the specificity of TbpA for human transferrin, show how TbpA promotes iron release from transferrin, and elucidate how TbpB facilitates this process.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, US National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Transferrin-binding protein 1
A
904Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (strain MC58)Mutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: tbp1
Membrane protein
mpstruct
Group: 
TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEINS: BETA-BARREL
Sub Group: 
Beta-Barrel Membrane Proteins: Monomeric/Dimeric
Protein: 
Transferrin binding protein A (TbpA) in complex with human transferrin
Find proteins for Q9K0U9 (Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (strain MC58))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9K0U9
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Serotransferrin
B
698Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TF
Membrane protein
mpstruct
Group: 
TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEINS: BETA-BARREL
Sub Group: 
Beta-Barrel Membrane Proteins: Monomeric/Dimeric
Protein: 
Transferrin binding protein A (TbpA) in complex with human transferrin
Find proteins for P02787 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: TF
Go to UniProtKB:  P02787
Small Molecules
Ligands 6 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
C8E
Query on C8E

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A
(HYDROXYETHYLOXY)TRI(ETHYLOXY)OCTANE
C16 H34 O5
FEOZZFHAVXYAMB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MAN
Query on MAN

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B
ALPHA-D-MANNOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-PQMKYFCFSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GAL
Query on GAL

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B
BETA-D-GALACTOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-FPRJBGLDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
BMA
Query on BMA

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B
BETA-D-MANNOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-RWOPYEJCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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B
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SIA
Query on SIA

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B
O-SIALIC ACID
C11 H19 N O9
SQVRNKJHWKZAKO-YRMXFSIDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.267 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 91.014α = 90.00
b = 129.362β = 90.00
c = 198.589γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling
PHASERphasing
SERGUIdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-02-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-04-18
    Type: Database references