4I9M

Structure of the N254Y/H258Y mutant of the phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C from Staphylococcus aureus bound to HEPES


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.158 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.162 

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Literature

The cation-pi box is a specific phosphatidylcholine membrane targeting motif.

Cheng, J.Goldstein, R.Gershenson, A.Stec, B.Roberts, M.F.

(2013) J Biol Chem 288: 14863-14873

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.466532
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4I8Y, 4I90, 4I9T, 4I9M, 4I9J

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Peripheral membrane proteins can be targeted to specific organelles or the plasma membrane by differential recognition of phospholipid headgroups. Although molecular determinants of specificity for several headgroups, including phosphatidylserine and phosphoinositides are well defined, specific recognition of the headgroup of the zwitterionic phosphatidylcholine (PC) is less well understood ...

    Peripheral membrane proteins can be targeted to specific organelles or the plasma membrane by differential recognition of phospholipid headgroups. Although molecular determinants of specificity for several headgroups, including phosphatidylserine and phosphoinositides are well defined, specific recognition of the headgroup of the zwitterionic phosphatidylcholine (PC) is less well understood. In cytosolic proteins the cation-π box provides a suitable receptor for choline recognition and binding through the trimethylammonium moiety. In PC, this moiety might provide a sufficient handle to bind to peripheral proteins via a cation-π cage, where the π systems of two or more aromatic residues are within 4-5 Å of the quaternary amine. We prove this hypothesis by engineering the cation-π box into secreted phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C from Staphylococcus aureus, which lacks specific PC recognition. The N254Y/H258Y variant selectively binds PC-enriched vesicles, and x-ray crystallography reveals N254Y/H258Y binds choline and dibutyroylphosphatidylcholine within the cation-π motif. Such simple PC recognition motifs could be engineered into a wide variety of secondary structures providing a generally applicable method for specific recognition of PC.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
1-phosphatidylinositol phosphodiesterase A310Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus str. NewmanMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: plcNWMN_0041
EC: 4.6.1.13
Find proteins for P45723 (Staphylococcus aureus (strain Newman))
Explore P45723 
Go to UniProtKB:  P45723
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
EPE
Query on EPE

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A
4-(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-1-PIPERAZINE ETHANESULFONIC ACID
C8 H18 N2 O4 S
JKMHFZQWWAIEOD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
Query on SO4

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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.158 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.162 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 86.22α = 90
b = 56.119β = 90
c = 61.708γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CrystalCleardata collection
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2013-04-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-10-23
    Changes: Database references