4A2A

Thermotoga maritima FtsA:FtsZ(336-351)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.243 
  • R-Value Work: 0.211 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.213 

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Literature

Ftsa Forms Actin-Like Protofilaments

Szwedziak, P.Wang, Q.Freund, S.M.V.Lowe, J.

(2012) EMBO J 31: 2249

  • DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2012.76
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4A2A, 4A2B

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • FtsA is an early component of the Z-ring, the structure that divides most bacteria, formed by tubulin-like FtsZ. FtsA belongs to the actin family of proteins, showing an unusual subdomain architecture. Here we reconstitute the tethering of FtsZ to the membrane via FtsA's C-terminal amphipathic helix in vitro using Thermotoga maritima proteins ...

    FtsA is an early component of the Z-ring, the structure that divides most bacteria, formed by tubulin-like FtsZ. FtsA belongs to the actin family of proteins, showing an unusual subdomain architecture. Here we reconstitute the tethering of FtsZ to the membrane via FtsA's C-terminal amphipathic helix in vitro using Thermotoga maritima proteins. A crystal structure of the FtsA:FtsZ interaction reveals 16 amino acids of the FtsZ tail bound to subdomain 2B of FtsA. The same structure and a second crystal form of FtsA reveal that FtsA forms actin-like protofilaments with a repeat of 48 Å. The identical repeat is observed when FtsA is polymerized using a lipid monolayer surface and FtsAs from three organisms form polymers in cells when overexpressed, as observed by electron cryotomography. Mutants that disrupt polymerization also show an elongated cell division phenotype in a temperature-sensitive FtsA background, demonstrating the importance of filament formation for FtsA's function in the Z-ring.


    Organizational Affiliation

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
CELL DIVISION PROTEIN FTSA, PUTATIVE AB419Thermotoga maritimaMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q9WZU0 (Thermotoga maritima (strain ATCC 43589 / MSB8 / DSM 3109 / JCM 10099))
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
CELL DIVISION PROTEIN FTSZ CD16Thermotoga maritimaMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for O08398 (Thermotoga maritima (strain ATCC 43589 / MSB8 / DSM 3109 / JCM 10099))
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Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ATP
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A, B
ADENOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O13 P3
ZKHQWZAMYRWXGA-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.243 
  • R-Value Work: 0.211 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.213 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 56.719α = 90
b = 75.718β = 93.64
c = 100.265γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-04-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-05-30
    Changes: Other