4XOB

Crystal structure of a FimH*DsF complex from E.coli K12 with bound heptyl alpha-D-mannopyrannoside


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.227 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.228 

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Literature

Catch-bond mechanism of the bacterial adhesin FimH.

Sauer, M.M.Jakob, R.P.Eras, J.Baday, S.Eris, D.Navarra, G.Berneche, S.Ernst, B.Maier, T.Glockshuber, R.

(2016) Nat Commun 7: 10738-10738

  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10738
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4XOC, 4XOD, 4XOE, 4XOA, 4XOB, 4XO8, 4XO9

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ligand-receptor interactions that are reinforced by mechanical stress, so-called catch-bonds, play a major role in cell-cell adhesion. They critically contribute to widespread urinary tract infections by pathogenic Escherichia coli strains. These pat ...

    Ligand-receptor interactions that are reinforced by mechanical stress, so-called catch-bonds, play a major role in cell-cell adhesion. They critically contribute to widespread urinary tract infections by pathogenic Escherichia coli strains. These pathogens attach to host epithelia via the adhesin FimH, a two-domain protein at the tip of type I pili recognizing terminal mannoses on epithelial glycoproteins. Here we establish peptide-complemented FimH as a model system for fimbrial FimH function. We reveal a three-state mechanism of FimH catch-bond formation based on crystal structures of all states, kinetic analysis of ligand interaction and molecular dynamics simulations. In the absence of tensile force, the FimH pilin domain allosterically accelerates spontaneous ligand dissociation from the FimH lectin domain by 100,000-fold, resulting in weak affinity. Separation of the FimH domains under stress abolishes allosteric interplay and increases the affinity of the lectin domain. Cell tracking demonstrates that rapid ligand dissociation from FimH supports motility of piliated E. coli on mannosylated surfaces in the absence of shear force.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Department of Biology, ETH, Zurich, Otto-Stern-Weg 5, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Protein FimHACEG279Escherichia coli K-12Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: fimHb4320JW4283
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
FimFBDFH15Escherichia coli K-12Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: fimFEcDH1_3679ECDH1ME8569_4176b4318JW4281
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.227 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.228 
  • Space Group: I 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 94.469α = 90
b = 147.128β = 90
c = 250.796γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling
PHASERphasing

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2016-01-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-03-16
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Atomic model, Derived calculations, Structure summary