3VWI

High resolution crystal structure of FraC in the monomeric form


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.194 
  • R-Value Work: 0.153 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.155 

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Literature

Structural basis for self-assembly of a cytolytic pore lined by protein and lipid

Tanaka, K.Caaveiro, J.M.M.Morante, K.Gonzalez-Manas, J.M.Tsumoto, K.

(2015) Nat Commun 6: 6337-6337

  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7337
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4TSL, 4TSN, 3VWI, 3W9P, 4TSO, 4TSP, 4TSQ, 4TSY

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Pore-forming toxins (PFT) are water-soluble proteins that possess the remarkable ability to self-assemble on the membrane of target cells, where they form pores causing cell damage. Here, we elucidate the mechanism of action of the haemolytic protein fragaceatoxin C (FraC), a α-barrel PFT, by determining the crystal structures of FraC at four different stages of the lytic mechanism, namely the water-soluble state, the monomeric lipid-bound form, an assembly intermediate and the fully assembled transmembrane pore ...

    Pore-forming toxins (PFT) are water-soluble proteins that possess the remarkable ability to self-assemble on the membrane of target cells, where they form pores causing cell damage. Here, we elucidate the mechanism of action of the haemolytic protein fragaceatoxin C (FraC), a α-barrel PFT, by determining the crystal structures of FraC at four different stages of the lytic mechanism, namely the water-soluble state, the monomeric lipid-bound form, an assembly intermediate and the fully assembled transmembrane pore. The structure of the transmembrane pore exhibits a unique architecture composed of both protein and lipids, with some of the lipids lining the pore wall, acting as assembly cofactors. The pore also exhibits lateral fenestrations that expose the hydrophobic core of the membrane to the aqueous environment. The incorporation of lipids from the target membrane within the structure of the pore provides a membrane-specific trigger for the activation of a haemolytic toxin.


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    • Structural insights into the oligomerization and architecture of eukaryotic membrane pore-forming toxins
      Mechaly, A.E., Bellomio, A., Gil-Carton, D., Morante, K., Valle, M., Gonzalez-Manas, J.M., Guerin, D.M.
      (2011) Structure 19: 181

    Organizational Affiliation

    1] Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan [2] Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan [3] Laboratory of Medical Proteomics, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8639, Japan.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Fragaceatoxin CA, B, C, D180Actinia fragaceaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: FraC
Membrane Entity: Yes 
UniProt
Find proteins for B9W5G6 (Actinia fragacea)
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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J [auth B], R [auth D]SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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K [auth B], L [auth B]GLYCEROL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CL
Query on CL

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E [auth A], G [auth B], H [auth B], I [auth B], M [auth C], N [auth C], P [auth D], Q [auth D]CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
NH4
Query on NH4

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F [auth A], O [auth C]AMMONIUM ION
H4 N
QGZKDVFQNNGYKY-UHFFFAOYSA-O
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.194 
  • R-Value Work: 0.153 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.155 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 77.17α = 90
b = 44.29β = 92.8
c = 114.71γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
SERGUIdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2013-08-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-03-04
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2016-08-03
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-22
    Changes: Refinement description