4F27

Crystal structures reveal the multi-ligand binding mechanism of the Staphylococcus aureus ClfB


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.92 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.226 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 

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Literature

Crystal Structures Reveal the Multi-Ligand Binding Mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus ClfB

Xiang, H.Feng, Y.Wang, J.W.Liu, B.Chen, Y.G.Liu, L.Deng, X.M.Yang, M.J.

(2012) PLoS Pathog 8: e1002751-e1002751

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002751
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4F1Z, 4F20, 4F24, 4F27

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) pathogenesis is a complex process involving a diverse array of extracellular and cell wall components. ClfB, an MSCRAMM (Microbial Surface Components Recognizing Adhesive Matrix Molecules) family surface protein, described as a fibrinogen-binding clumping factor, is a key determinant of S ...

    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) pathogenesis is a complex process involving a diverse array of extracellular and cell wall components. ClfB, an MSCRAMM (Microbial Surface Components Recognizing Adhesive Matrix Molecules) family surface protein, described as a fibrinogen-binding clumping factor, is a key determinant of S. aureus nasal colonization, but the molecular basis for ClfB-ligand recognition remains unknown. In this study, we solved the crystal structures of apo-ClfB and its complexes with fibrinogen α (Fg α) and cytokeratin 10 (CK10) peptides. Structural comparison revealed a conserved glycine-serine-rich (GSR) ClfB binding motif (GSSGXGXXG) within the ligands, which was also found in other human proteins such as Engrailed protein, TCF20 and Dermokine proteins. Interaction between Dermokine and ClfB was confirmed by subsequent binding assays. The crystal structure of ClfB complexed with a 15-residue peptide derived from Dermokine revealed the same peptide binding mode of ClfB as identified in the crystal structures of ClfB-Fg α and ClfB-CK10. The results presented here highlight the multi-ligand binding property of ClfB, which is very distinct from other characterized MSCRAMMs to-date. The adherence of multiple peptides carrying the GSR motif into the same pocket in ClfB is reminiscent of MHC molecules. Our results provide a template for the identification of other molecules targeted by S. aureus during its colonization and infection. We propose that other MSCRAMMs like ClfA and SdrG also possess multi-ligand binding properties.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Key Laboratory for Protein Sciences of Ministry of Education, Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Clumping factor B A363Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus MRSA252Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: clfBSAR2709
Find proteins for Q6GDH2 (Staphylococcus aureus (strain MRSA252))
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
peptide from Fibrinogen alpha chain Q13Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: FGA
Find proteins for P02671 (Homo sapiens)
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PHAROS:  P02671
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Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
MG
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A
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
AL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.92 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.226 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 70.983α = 90
b = 70.983β = 90
c = 174.908γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
SHELXSphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2012-08-08
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-02-04
    Changes: Experimental preparation