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Crystal structure of VipD from Legionella pneumophila


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.233 
  • R-Value Work: 0.214 

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Literature

Vipd of Legionella Pneumophila Targets Activated Rab5 and Rab22 to Interfere with Endosomal Trafficking in Macrophages

Ku, B.Lee, K.-H.Park, W.S.Yang, C.-S.Ge, J.Lee, S.-G.Cha, S.-S.Shaow, F.Heo, D.Jumg, J.U.Oh, B.-H.

(2012) Plos Pathog. 8: 3082

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003082

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Upon phagocytosis, Legionella pneumophila translocates numerous effector proteins into host cells to perturb cellular metabolism and immunity, ultimately establishing intracellular survival and growth. VipD of L. pneumophila belongs to a family of ba ...

    Upon phagocytosis, Legionella pneumophila translocates numerous effector proteins into host cells to perturb cellular metabolism and immunity, ultimately establishing intracellular survival and growth. VipD of L. pneumophila belongs to a family of bacterial effectors that contain the N-terminal lipase domain and the C-terminal domain with an unknown function. We report the crystal structure of VipD and show that its C-terminal domain robustly interferes with endosomal trafficking through tight and selective interactions with Rab5 and Rab22. This domain, which is not significantly similar to any known protein structure, potently interacts with the GTP-bound active form of the two Rabs by recognizing a hydrophobic triad conserved in Rabs. These interactions prevent Rab5 and Rab22 from binding to downstream effectors Rabaptin-5, Rabenosyn-5 and EEA1, consequently blocking endosomal trafficking and subsequent lysosomal degradation of endocytic materials in macrophage cells. Together, this work reveals endosomal trafficking as a target of L. pneumophila and delineates the underlying molecular mechanism.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biological Sciences, KAIST Institute for the Biocentury, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
VIPD
A
577Legionella pneumophila subsp. pneumophila (strain Philadelphia 1 / ATCC 33152 / DSM 7513)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: vipD
Find proteins for Q5ZRP9 (Legionella pneumophila subsp. pneumophila (strain Philadelphia 1 / ATCC 33152 / DSM 7513))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q5ZRP9
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.233 
  • R-Value Work: 0.214 
  • Space Group: I 4 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 252.757α = 90.00
b = 252.757β = 90.00
c = 252.757γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-12-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-01-09
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2015-03-25
    Type: Database references