4H8Q

Structure of the Q29T IsdX2-NEAT5 mutant in complex with heme


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.208 
  • R-Value Work: 0.190 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 

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Literature

The Near-iron Transporter (NEAT) Domains of the Anthrax Hemophore IsdX2 Require a Critical Glutamine to Extract Heme from Methemoglobin.

Honsa, E.S.Owens, C.P.Goulding, C.W.Maresso, A.W.

(2013) J Biol Chem 288: 8479-8490

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.430009
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4H8P, 4H8Q

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Several gram-positive pathogenic bacteria employ near-iron transporter (NEAT) domains to acquire heme from hemoglobin during infection. However, the structural requirements and mechanism of action for NEAT-mediated heme extraction remains unknown. Bacillus anthracis exhibits a rapid growth rate during systemic infection, suggesting that the bacterium expresses efficient iron acquisition systems ...

    Several gram-positive pathogenic bacteria employ near-iron transporter (NEAT) domains to acquire heme from hemoglobin during infection. However, the structural requirements and mechanism of action for NEAT-mediated heme extraction remains unknown. Bacillus anthracis exhibits a rapid growth rate during systemic infection, suggesting that the bacterium expresses efficient iron acquisition systems. To understand how B. anthracis acquires iron from heme sources, which account for 80% of mammalian iron stores, we investigated the properties of the five-NEAT domain hemophore IsdX2. Using a combination of bioinformatics and site-directed mutagenesis, we determined that the heme extraction properties of IsdX2 are dependent on an amino acid with an amide side chain within the 310-helix of the NEAT domain. Additionally, we used a spectroscopic analysis to show that IsdX2 NEAT domains only scavenge heme from methemoglobin (metHb) and that autoxidation of oxyhemoglobin to metHb must occur prior to extraction. We also report the crystal structures of NEAT5 wild type and a Q29T mutant and present surface plasmon resonance data that indicate that the loss of this amide side chain reduces the affinity of the NEAT domain for metHb. We propose a model whereby the amide side chain is first required to drive an interaction with metHb that destabilizes heme, which is subsequently extracted and coordinated in the aliphatic heme-binding environment of the NEAT domain. Because an amino acid with an amide side chain in this position is observed in NEAT domains of several genera of gram-positive pathogenic bacteria, these results suggest that specific targeting of this or nearby residues may be an entry point for inhibitor development aimed at blocking bacterial iron acquisition during infection.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Iron Transport-associated domain proteinA129Bacillus anthracisMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: BA_4787BAS4442GBAA_4787GRA88_22795GRA94_02625GRA98_24830
Find proteins for A0A6L8PXZ2 (Bacillus anthracis)
Explore A0A6L8PXZ2 
Go to UniProtKB:  A0A6L8PXZ2
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
HEM
Query on HEM

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B [auth A]PROTOPORPHYRIN IX CONTAINING FE
C34 H32 Fe N4 O4
KABFMIBPWCXCRK-RGGAHWMASA-L
 Ligand Interaction
ZN
Query on ZN

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C [auth A]ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.208 
  • R-Value Work: 0.190 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 
  • Space Group: I 2 3
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 109.09α = 90
b = 109.09β = 90
c = 109.09γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
Web-icedata collection
PHENIXrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2013-02-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-05-01
    Changes: Database references