3U65

The Crystal Structure of Tat-P(T) (Tp0957)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.201 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.179 

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Literature

Structural, Bioinformatic, and In Vivo Analyses of Two Treponema pallidum Lipoproteins Reveal a Unique TRAP Transporter.

Deka, R.K.Brautigam, C.A.Goldberg, M.Schuck, P.Tomchick, D.R.Norgard, M.V.

(2012) J Mol Biol 416: 678-696

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2012.01.015
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3U64, 3U65

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Treponema pallidum, the bacterial agent of syphilis, is predicted to encode one tripartite ATP-independent periplasmic transporter (TRAP-T). TRAP-Ts typically employ a periplasmic substrate-binding protein (SBP) to deliver the cognate ligand to the transmembrane symporter ...

    Treponema pallidum, the bacterial agent of syphilis, is predicted to encode one tripartite ATP-independent periplasmic transporter (TRAP-T). TRAP-Ts typically employ a periplasmic substrate-binding protein (SBP) to deliver the cognate ligand to the transmembrane symporter. Herein, we demonstrate that the genes encoding the putative TRAP-T components from T. pallidum, tp0957 (the SBP), and tp0958 (the symporter), are in an operon with an uncharacterized third gene, tp0956. We determined the crystal structure of recombinant Tp0956; the protein is trimeric and perforated by a pore. Part of Tp0956 forms an assembly similar to those of "tetratricopeptide repeat" (TPR) motifs. The crystal structure of recombinant Tp0957 was also determined; like the SBPs of other TRAP-Ts, there are two lobes separated by a cleft. In these other SBPs, the cleft binds a negatively charged ligand. However, the cleft of Tp0957 has a strikingly hydrophobic chemical composition, indicating that its ligand may be substantially different and likely hydrophobic. Analytical ultracentrifugation of the recombinant versions of Tp0956 and Tp0957 established that these proteins associate avidly. This unprecedented interaction was confirmed for the native molecules using in vivo cross-linking experiments. Finally, bioinformatic analyses suggested that this transporter exemplifies a new subfamily of TPATs (TPR-protein-associated TRAP-Ts) that require the action of a TPR-containing accessory protein for the periplasmic transport of a potentially hydrophobic ligand(s).


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Microbiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Tp33 proteinB [auth A], A [auth B]328Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum str. NicholsMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: tp0957TP_0957
Find proteins for O83923 (Treponema pallidum (strain Nichols))
Explore O83923 
Go to UniProtKB:  O83923
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.201 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.179 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 37.693α = 90
b = 148.038β = 97.11
c = 59.138γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHENIXrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
SBC-Collectdata collection
HKL-3000data reduction
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-02-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-03-14
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-08
    Changes: Refinement description