4IXJ

The structure of PilJ, a Type IV pilin from Clostridium difficile


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.98 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.230 
  • R-Value Work: 0.183 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.186 

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Literature

Structure of Clostridium difficile PilJ Exhibits Unprecedented Divergence from Known Type IV Pilins.

Piepenbrink, K.H.Maldarelli, G.A.de la Pena, C.F.Mulvey, G.L.Snyder, G.A.De Masi, L.von Rosenvinge, E.C.Gunther, S.Armstrong, G.D.Donnenberg, M.S.Sundberg, E.J.

(2014) J Biol Chem 289: 4334-4345

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.534404
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4IXJ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Type IV pili are produced by many pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria and are important for processes as diverse as twitching motility, cellular adhesion, and colonization. Recently, there has been an increased appreciation of the ability of Gram-positive species, including Clostridium difficile, to produce Type IV pili ...

    Type IV pili are produced by many pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria and are important for processes as diverse as twitching motility, cellular adhesion, and colonization. Recently, there has been an increased appreciation of the ability of Gram-positive species, including Clostridium difficile, to produce Type IV pili. Here we report the first three-dimensional structure of a Gram-positive Type IV pilin, PilJ, demonstrate its incorporation into Type IV pili, and offer insights into how the Type IV pili of C. difficile may assemble and function. PilJ has several unique structural features, including a dual-pilin fold and the incorporation of a structural zinc ion. We show that PilJ is incorporated into Type IV pili in C. difficile and present a model in which the incorporation of PilJ into pili exposes the C-terminal domain of PilJ to create a novel interaction surface.


    Organizational Affiliation

    From the Institute of Human Virology.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Fimbrial protein (Pilin)A, B283Clostridioides difficileMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CDR20291_0683
Find proteins for C9YJD3 (Clostridioides difficile (strain R20291))
Explore C9YJD3 
Go to UniProtKB:  C9YJD3
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.98 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.230 
  • R-Value Work: 0.183 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.186 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 52.823α = 90
b = 77.857β = 90
c = 133.661γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHENIXrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
PHENIXphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2014-01-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-01-22
    Changes: Database references, Structure summary
  • Version 1.2: 2014-03-05
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-15
    Changes: Refinement description