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Crystal structure of the Mycobacterum abscessus EsxEF (Mab_3112-Mab_3113) complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.956 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.213 
  • R-Value Work: 0.159 

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Literature

Heterologous expression of mycobacterial Esx complexes in Escherichia coli for structural studies is facilitated by the use of maltose binding protein fusions.

Arbing, M.A.Chan, S.Harris, L.Kuo, E.Zhou, T.T.Ahn, C.J.Nguyen, L.He, Q.Lu, J.Menchavez, P.T.Shin, A.Holton, T.Sawaya, M.R.Cascio, D.Eisenberg, D.

(2013) Plos One 8: e81753-e81753

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081753
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The expression of heteroligomeric protein complexes for structural studies often requires a special coexpression strategy. The reason is that the solubility and proper folding of each subunit of the complex requires physical association with other su ...

    The expression of heteroligomeric protein complexes for structural studies often requires a special coexpression strategy. The reason is that the solubility and proper folding of each subunit of the complex requires physical association with other subunits of the complex. The genomes of pathogenic mycobacteria encode many small protein complexes, implicated in bacterial fitness and pathogenicity, whose characterization may be further complicated by insolubility upon expression in Escherichia coli, the most common heterologous protein expression host. As protein fusions have been shown to dramatically affect the solubility of the proteins to which they are fused, we evaluated the ability of maltose binding protein fusions to produce mycobacterial Esx protein complexes. A single plasmid expression strategy using an N-terminal maltose binding protein fusion to the CFP-10 homolog proved effective in producing soluble Esx protein complexes, as determined by a small-scale expression and affinity purification screen, and coupled with intracellular proteolytic cleavage of the maltose binding protein moiety produced protein complexes of sufficient purity for structural studies. In comparison, the expression of complexes with hexahistidine affinity tags alone on the CFP-10 subunits failed to express in amounts sufficient for biochemical characterization. Using this strategy, six mycobacterial Esx complexes were expressed, purified to homogeneity, and subjected to crystallization screening and the crystal structures of the Mycobacterium abscessus EsxEF, M. smegmatis EsxGH, and M. tuberculosis EsxOP complexes were determined. Maltose binding protein fusions are thus an effective method for production of Esx complexes and this strategy may be applicable for production of other protein complexes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ESAT-6-like protein MAB_3112
A, C, E, G, I, K
94Mycobacteroides abscessus (strain ATCC 19977 / DSM 44196 / CIP 104536 / JCM 13569 / NCTC 13031 / TMC 1543)Mutation(s): 4 
Find proteins for B1MD68 (Mycobacteroides abscessus (strain ATCC 19977 / DSM 44196 / CIP 104536 / JCM 13569 / NCTC 13031 / TMC 1543))
Go to UniProtKB:  B1MD68
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ESAT-6-like protein MAB_3113
B, D, F, H, J, L
103Mycobacteroides abscessus (strain ATCC 19977 / DSM 44196 / CIP 104536 / JCM 13569 / NCTC 13031 / TMC 1543)Mutation(s): 4 
Find proteins for B1MD69 (Mycobacteroides abscessus (strain ATCC 19977 / DSM 44196 / CIP 104536 / JCM 13569 / NCTC 13031 / TMC 1543))
Go to UniProtKB:  B1MD69
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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B
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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C
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
BME
Query on BME

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B
BETA-MERCAPTOETHANOL
C2 H6 O S
DGVVWUTYPXICAM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.956 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.213 
  • R-Value Work: 0.159 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 47.600α = 114.57
b = 74.060β = 103.28
c = 84.420γ = 95.52
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASERphasing
XDSdata scaling
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-01-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-05-21
    Type: Database references