4S3J

Crystal structure of the Bacillus cereus spore cortex-lytic enzyme SleL


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.177 
  • R-Value Work: 0.157 

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Literature

Structural and functional analysis of SleL, a peptidoglycan lysin involved in germination of Bacillus spores.

Ustok, F.I.Chirgadze, D.Y.Christie, G.

(2015) Proteins 83: 1787-1799

  • DOI: 10.1002/prot.24861
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • A major event in the germination of Bacillus spores concerns hydrolysis of the cortical peptidoglycan that surrounds the spore protoplast, the integrity of which is essential for maintenance of dormancy. Cortex degradation is initiated in all species ...

    A major event in the germination of Bacillus spores concerns hydrolysis of the cortical peptidoglycan that surrounds the spore protoplast, the integrity of which is essential for maintenance of dormancy. Cortex degradation is initiated in all species of Bacillus spores by the combined activity of two semi-redundant cortex-lytic enzymes, SleB and CwlJ. A third enzyme, SleL, which has N-acetylglucosaminidase activity, cleaves peptidoglycan fragments generated by SleB and CwlJ. Here we present crystal structures of B. cereus and B. megaterium SleL at 1.6 angstroms and 1.7 angstroms, respectively. The structures were determined with a view to identifying the structural basis of differences in catalytic efficiency between the respective enzymes. The catalytic (α/β)8 -barrel cores of both enzymes are highly conserved from a structural perspective, including the spatial distribution of the catalytic residues. Both enzymes are equipped with two N-terminal peptidoglycan-binding LysM domains, which are also structurally highly conserved. However, the topological arrangement of the respective enzymes second LysM domain is markedly different, and this may account for differences in catalytic rates by impacting upon the position of the active sites with respect to their substrates. A chimeric enzyme comprising the B. megaterium SleL catalytic domain plus B. cereus SleL LysM domains displayed enzymatic activity comparable to the native B. cereus protein, exemplifying the importance of the LysM domains to SleL function. Similarly, the reciprocal construct, comprising the B. cereus SleL catalytic domain with B. megaterium SleL LysM domains, showed reduced activity compared with native B. cereus SleL.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Cortical-lytic enzyme
A, B, C
433N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
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A, B, C
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.177 
  • R-Value Work: 0.157 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 51.330α = 92.70
b = 62.730β = 100.99
c = 119.880γ = 108.39
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
GDAdata collection
PHENIXmodel building
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
PHENIXphasing
XSCALEdata scaling

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2015-08-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-09-23
    Type: Database references