3B8M

Structure of FepE- Bacterial Polysaccharide Co-polymerase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.269 
  • R-Value Work: 0.226 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.228 

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Literature

Bacterial polysaccharide co-polymerases share a common framework for control of polymer length

Tocilj, A.Munger, C.Proteau, A.Morona, R.Purins, L.Ajamian, E.Wagner, J.Papadopoulos, M.Van Den Bosch, L.Rubinstein, J.L.Fethiere, J.Matte, A.Cygler, M.

(2008) Nat Struct Mol Biol 15: 130-138

  • DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.1374
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3B8M, 3B8N, 3B8O, 3B8P

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The chain length distribution of complex polysaccharides present on the bacterial surface is determined by polysaccharide co-polymerases (PCPs) anchored in the inner membrane. We report crystal structures of the periplasmic domains of three PCPs that impart substantially different chain length distributions to surface polysaccharides ...

    The chain length distribution of complex polysaccharides present on the bacterial surface is determined by polysaccharide co-polymerases (PCPs) anchored in the inner membrane. We report crystal structures of the periplasmic domains of three PCPs that impart substantially different chain length distributions to surface polysaccharides. Despite very low sequence similarities, they have a common protomer structure with a long central alpha-helix extending 100 A into the periplasm. The protomers self-assemble into bell-shaped oligomers of variable sizes, with a large internal cavity. Electron microscopy shows that one of the full-length PCPs has a similar organization as that observed in the crystal for its periplasmic domain alone. Functional studies suggest that the top of the PCP oligomers is an important region for determining polysaccharide modal length. These structures provide a detailed view of components of the bacterial polysaccharide assembly machinery.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montréal, Québec H3G 1Y6, Canada.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Ferric enterobactin (Enterochelin) transportA, B, C280Escherichia coliMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: fepE
UniProt
Find proteins for Q8XBV8 (Escherichia coli O157:H7)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q8XBV8
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UniProt GroupQ8XBV8
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.269 
  • R-Value Work: 0.226 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.228 
  • Space Group: P 63 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 139.726α = 90
b = 139.726β = 90
c = 276.654γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2008-01-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-10-25
    Changes: Refinement description