3KKI

PLP-Dependent Acyl-CoA transferase CqsA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.207 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.209 

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Literature

The Vibrio cholerae quorum-sensing autoinducer CAI-1: analysis of the biosynthetic enzyme CqsA.

Kelly, R.C.Bolitho, M.E.Higgins, D.A.Lu, W.Ng, W.L.Jeffrey, P.D.Rabinowitz, J.D.Semmelhack, M.F.Hughson, F.M.Bassler, B.L.

(2009) Nat Chem Biol 5: 891-895

  • DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.237
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3HQT, 3KKI

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes the disease cholera, controls virulence factor production and biofilm development in response to two extracellular quorum-sensing molecules, called autoinducers. The strongest autoinducer, called CAI-1 (for cholera autoinducer-1), was previously identified as (S)-3-hydroxytridecan-4-one ...

    Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes the disease cholera, controls virulence factor production and biofilm development in response to two extracellular quorum-sensing molecules, called autoinducers. The strongest autoinducer, called CAI-1 (for cholera autoinducer-1), was previously identified as (S)-3-hydroxytridecan-4-one. Biosynthesis of CAI-1 requires the enzyme CqsA. Here, we determine the CqsA reaction mechanism, identify the CqsA substrates as (S)-2-aminobutyrate and decanoyl coenzyme A, and demonstrate that the product of the reaction is 3-aminotridecan-4-one, dubbed amino-CAI-1. CqsA produces amino-CAI-1 by a pyridoxal phosphate-dependent acyl-CoA transferase reaction. Amino-CAI-1 is converted to CAI-1 in a subsequent step via a CqsA-independent mechanism. Consistent with this, we find cells release > or =100 times more CAI-1 than amino-CAI-1. Nonetheless, V. cholerae responds to amino-CAI-1 as well as CAI-1, whereas other CAI-1 variants do not elicit a quorum-sensing response. Thus, both CAI-1 and amino-CAI-1 have potential as lead molecules in the development of an anticholera treatment.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
CAI-1 autoinducer synthaseA, B409Vibrio choleraeMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cqsAVC_A0523
EC: 2.3
UniProt
Find proteins for Q9KM65 (Vibrio cholerae serotype O1 (strain ATCC 39315 / El Tor Inaba N16961))
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.207 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.209 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 70.621α = 90
b = 177.443β = 90
c = 70.677γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2009-11-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance