3QS3

Crystal structure of the biofilm forming subunit of the E. coli common pilus: donor strand complemented (DSC) EcpA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.167 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.170 

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Literature

Structural insights into the biogenesis and biofilm formation by the Escherichia coli common pilus.

Garnett, J.A.Martinez-Santos, V.I.Saldana, Z.Pape, T.Hawthorne, W.Chan, J.Simpson, P.J.Cota, E.Puente, J.L.Giron, J.A.Matthews, S.

(2012) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109: 3950-3955

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1106733109
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3QS2, 3QS3

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacteria have evolved a variety of mechanisms for developing community-based biofilms. These bacterial aggregates are of clinical importance, as they are a major source of recurrent disease. Bacterial surface fibers (pili) permit adherence to biotic and abiotic substrates, often in a highly specific manner ...

    Bacteria have evolved a variety of mechanisms for developing community-based biofilms. These bacterial aggregates are of clinical importance, as they are a major source of recurrent disease. Bacterial surface fibers (pili) permit adherence to biotic and abiotic substrates, often in a highly specific manner. The Escherichia coli common pilus (ECP) represents a remarkable family of extracellular fibers that are associated with both disease-causing and commensal strains. ECP plays a dual role in early-stage biofilm development and host cell recognition. Despite being the most common fimbrial structure, relatively little is known regarding its biogenesis, architecture, and function. Here we report atomic-resolution insight into the biogenesis and architecture of ECP. We also derive a structural model for entwined ECP fibers that not only illuminates interbacteria communication during biofilm formation but also provides a useful foundation for the design of novel nanofibers.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Centre for Structural Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Fimbrillin matB homolog, EcpD
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L
191Escherichia coli CFT073Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: matBecpD
UniProt
Find proteins for Q8FKL3 (Escherichia coli O6:H1 (strain CFT073 / ATCC 700928 / UPEC))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q8FKL3
Find proteins for Q8CWB9 (Escherichia coli O6:H1 (strain CFT073 / ATCC 700928 / UPEC))
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.167 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.170 
  • Space Group: P 65
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 101.79α = 90
b = 101.79β = 90
c = 387.34γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
ADSCdata collection
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-02-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-03-07
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2012-03-21
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-08-09
    Changes: Refinement description, Source and taxonomy