4W4K

Crystal structure of a PE25-PPE41 heterodimer from a type VII secretion system of M. tuberculosis


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.95 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.222 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.224 

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Literature

Structure of a PE-PPE-EspG complex from Mycobacterium tuberculosis reveals molecular specificity of ESX protein secretion.

Ekiert, D.C.Cox, J.S.

(2014) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111: 14758-14763

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1409345111
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4W4I, 4W4J, 4W4K, 4W4L

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Nearly 10% of the coding capacity of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome is devoted to two highly expanded and enigmatic protein families called PE and PPE, some of which are important virulence/immunogenicity factors and are secreted during infection via a unique alternative secretory system termed "type VII ...

    Nearly 10% of the coding capacity of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome is devoted to two highly expanded and enigmatic protein families called PE and PPE, some of which are important virulence/immunogenicity factors and are secreted during infection via a unique alternative secretory system termed "type VII." How PE-PPE proteins function during infection and how they are translocated to the bacterial surface through the five distinct type VII secretion systems [ESAT-6 secretion system (ESX)] of M. tuberculosis is poorly understood. Here, we report the crystal structure of a PE-PPE heterodimer bound to ESX secretion-associated protein G (EspG), which adopts a novel fold. This PE-PPE-EspG complex, along with structures of two additional EspGs, suggests that EspG acts as an adaptor that recognizes specific PE-PPE protein complexes via extensive interactions with PPE domains, and delivers them to ESX machinery for secretion. Surprisingly, secretion of most PE-PPE proteins in M. tuberculosis is likely mediated by EspG from the ESX-5 system, underscoring the importance of ESX-5 in mycobacterial pathogenesis. Moreover, our results indicate that PE-PPE domains function as cis-acting targeting sequences that are read out by EspGs, revealing the molecular specificity for secretion through distinct ESX pathways.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 damian.ekiert@ucsf.edu jeffery.cox@ucsf.edu.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
PE family protein PE25A, C107Mycobacterium tuberculosis str. Erdman = ATCC 35801Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: PE25ERDMAN_2675Q643_02517
UniProt
Find proteins for A0A0H3LBR3 (Mycobacterium tuberculosis (strain ATCC 35801 / TMC 107 / Erdman))
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Go to UniProtKB:  A0A0H3LBR3
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UniProt GroupA0A0H3LBR3
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
PPE family protein PPE41B, D174Mycobacterium tuberculosis str. Erdman = ATCC 35801Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: PPE41ERDMAN_2674Q643_02516
UniProt
Find proteins for A0A0H3LBN6 (Mycobacterium tuberculosis (strain ATCC 35801 / TMC 107 / Erdman))
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Go to UniProtKB:  A0A0H3LBN6
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UniProt GroupA0A0H3LBN6
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.95 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.222 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.224 
  • Space Group: P 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 40.98α = 90
b = 49.48β = 90
c = 284.35γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
Blu-Icedata collection
XDSdata reduction
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID)United StatesR01AI081727
Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationUnited StatesDRG-2140-12

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2014-10-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-10-15
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2014-10-29
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-09-27
    Changes: Author supporting evidence, Database references, Derived calculations, Other, Refinement description, Source and taxonomy, Structure summary
  • Version 1.4: 2019-12-11
    Changes: Author supporting evidence