c-di-AMP recognition by Staphylococcus aureus PstA.Muller, M., Hopfner, K., Witte, G.
(2015) FEBS Lett 589: 45-51
- PubMed: 25435171
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.febslet.2014.11.022
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- PubMed Abstract:
Cyclic-di-AMP (c-di-AMP) is a bacterial secondary messenger involved in various processes, including sensing of DNA-integrity, cell wall metabolism and potassium transport. A number of c-di-AMP receptor proteins have recently been identified in Staphylococcus aureus. One of them - PstA - possesses a ferredoxin-like fold and is structurally related to the class of PII signal-transduction proteins. PII proteins are involved in a large number of pathways, most of them associated with nitrogen metabolism. In this study we describe the mode of c-di-AMP binding and subsequent structural changes of S. aureus PstA. An altered architecture in PstA compared to canonical PII proteins results in differences in ligand coordination.
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