3UB1

Ntf2 like protein involved in plasmid conjugation


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.198 
  • R-Value Work: 0.163 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.165 

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Literature

The conjugation protein TcpC from Clostridium perfringens is structurally related to the type IV secretion system protein VirB8 from Gram-negative bacteria.

Porter, C.J.Bantwal, R.Bannam, T.L.Rosado, C.J.Pearce, M.C.Adams, V.Lyras, D.Whisstock, J.C.Rood, J.I.

(2012) Mol Microbiol 83: 275-288

  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07930.x
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3UB1

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacterial conjugation is important for the acquisition of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes. We investigated the mechanism of conjugation in Gram-positive pathogens using a model plasmid pCW3 from Clostridium perfringens. pCW3 encodes tetracycline resistance and contains the tcp locus, which is essential for conjugation ...

    Bacterial conjugation is important for the acquisition of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes. We investigated the mechanism of conjugation in Gram-positive pathogens using a model plasmid pCW3 from Clostridium perfringens. pCW3 encodes tetracycline resistance and contains the tcp locus, which is essential for conjugation. We showed that the unique TcpC protein (359 amino acids, 41 kDa) was required for efficient conjugative transfer, localized to the cell membrane independently of other conjugation proteins, and that membrane localization was important for its function, oligomerization and interaction with the conjugation proteins TcpA, TcpH and TcpG. The crystal structure of the C-terminal component of TcpC (TcpC(99-359)) was determined to 1.8-Å resolution. TcpC(99-359) contained two NTF2-like domains separated by a short linker. Unexpectedly, comparative structural analysis showed that each of these domains was structurally homologous to the periplasmic region of VirB8, a component of the type IV secretion system from Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Bacterial two-hybrid studies revealed that the C-terminal domain was critical for interactions with other conjugation proteins. The N-terminal region of TcpC was required for efficient conjugation, oligomerization and protein-protein interactions. We conclude that by forming oligomeric complexes, TcpC contributes to the stability and integrity of the conjugation apparatus, facilitating efficient pCW3 transfer.


    Organizational Affiliation

    ARC Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial Genomics, Clayton, Vic. 3800, Australia.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
ORF13-like protein
A, B, C, D, E, F
A, B, C, D, E, F
261Clostridium perfringensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: pCW3_0032tcpCG6Z03_15175I9080_003421
UniProt
Find proteins for Q1PLH8 (Clostridium perfringens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q1PLH8
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupQ1PLH8
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B, C, D, E, F
A, B, C, D, E, F
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.198 
  • R-Value Work: 0.163 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.165 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 121.495α = 90
b = 121.842β = 90
c = 125.526γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SOLVEphasing
REFMACrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-02-08
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-02-15
    Changes: Structure summary