3I5B

Crystal structure of the isolated GGDEF domain of WpsR from Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.043 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.244 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 

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Literature

Determinants for the activation and autoinhibition of the diguanylate cyclase response regulator WspR.

De, N.Navarro, M.V.Raghavan, R.V.Sondermann, H.

(2009) J.Mol.Biol. 393: 619-633

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2009.08.030
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The bacterial second messenger bis-(3'-5')-cyclic dimeric guanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) controls secretion, cell adhesion, and motility, leading to biofilm formation and increased cytotoxicity. Diguanylate cyclases containing GGDEF and phosphodi ...

    The bacterial second messenger bis-(3'-5')-cyclic dimeric guanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) controls secretion, cell adhesion, and motility, leading to biofilm formation and increased cytotoxicity. Diguanylate cyclases containing GGDEF and phosphodiesterases containing EAL or HD-GYP domains have been identified as the enzymes controlling cellular c-di-GMP levels, yet less is known regarding the molecular mechanisms governing regulation and signaling specificity. We recently determined a product-inhibition pathway for the diguanylate cyclase response regulator WspR from Pseudomonas, a potent molecular switch that controls biofilm formation. In WspR, catalytic activity is modulated by a helical stalk motif that connects its phospho-receiver and GGDEF domains. The stalks facilitate the formation of distinct oligomeric states that contribute to both activation and autoinhibition. Here, we provide novel insights into the regulation of diguanylate cyclase activity in WspR based on the crystal structures of full-length WspR, the isolated GGDEF domain, and an artificially dimerized catalytic domain. The structures highlight that inhibition is achieved by restricting the mobility of rigid GGDEF domains, mediated by c-di-GMP binding to an inhibitory site at the GGDEF domain. Kinetic measurements and biochemical characterization corroborate a model in which the activation of WspR requires the formation of a tetrameric species. Tetramerization occurs spontaneously at high protein concentration or upon addition of the phosphomimetic compound beryllium fluoride. Our analyses elucidate common and WspR-specific mechanisms for the fine-tuning of diguanylate cyclase activity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
WspR response regulator
A, B
179Pseudomonas aeruginosa (strain ATCC 15692 / DSM 22644 / CIP 104116 / JCM 14847 / LMG 12228 / 1C / PRS 101 / PAO1)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: wspR
Find proteins for Q9HXT9 (Pseudomonas aeruginosa (strain ATCC 15692 / DSM 22644 / CIP 104116 / JCM 14847 / LMG 12228 / 1C / PRS 101 / PAO1))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9HXT9
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
TLA
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A, B
L(+)-TARTARIC ACID
C4 H6 O6
FEWJPZIEWOKRBE-JCYAYHJZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.043 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.244 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 35.615α = 90.00
b = 94.497β = 90.00
c = 97.592γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
ADSCdata collection
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-08-18
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance