3J4S

Helical Model of TubZ-Bt four-stranded filament


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 6.8 Å
  • Aggregation State: FILAMENT 
  • Reconstruction Method: HELICAL 

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Literature

Bacterial tubulin TubZ-Bt transitions between a two-stranded intermediate and a four-stranded filament upon GTP hydrolysis.

Montabana, E.A.Agard, D.A.

(2014) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 111: 3407-3412

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1318339111
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Cytoskeletal filaments form diverse superstructures that are highly adapted for specific functions. The recently discovered TubZ subfamily of tubulins is involved in type III plasmid partitioning systems, facilitating faithful segregation of low copy ...

    Cytoskeletal filaments form diverse superstructures that are highly adapted for specific functions. The recently discovered TubZ subfamily of tubulins is involved in type III plasmid partitioning systems, facilitating faithful segregation of low copy-number plasmids during bacterial cell division. One such protein, TubZ-Bt, is found on the large pBtoxis plasmid in Bacillus thuringiensis, and interacts via its extended C terminus with a DNA adaptor protein TubR. Here, we use cryo-electron microscopy to determine the structure of TubZ-Bt filaments and light scattering to explore their mechanism of polymerization. Surprisingly, we find that the helical filament architecture is remarkably sensitive to nucleotide state, changing from two-stranded to four-stranded depending on the ability of TubZ-Bt to hydrolyze GTP. We present pseudoatomic models of both the two- and four-protofilament forms based on cryo-electron microscopy reconstructions (10.8 Å and 6.9 Å, respectively) of filaments formed under different nucleotide states. These data lead to a model in which the two-stranded filament is a necessary intermediate along the pathway to formation of the four-stranded filament. Such nucleotide-directed structural polymorphism is to our knowledge an unprecedented mechanism for the formation of polar filaments.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94158.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
FtsZ/tubulin-related protein
A
484Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensisMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: tubZ
EC: 3.6.5.-
Find proteins for Q8KNP3 (Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8KNP3
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GDP
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A
GUANOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O11 P2
QGWNDRXFNXRZMB-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 6.8 Å
  • Aggregation State: FILAMENT 
  • Reconstruction Method: HELICAL 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-02-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-03-05
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2014-03-19
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2018-07-18
    Type: Author supporting evidence, Data collection