4LIZ

Crystal structure of coactosin from Entamoeba histolytica


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.188 
  • R-Value Work: 0.162 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.163 

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Literature

EhCoactosin stabilizes actin filaments in the protist parasite Entamoeba histolytica.

Kumar, N.SomlataMazumder, M.Dutta, P.Maiti, S.Gourinath, S.

(2014) PLoS Pathog 10: e1004362-e1004362

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004362
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4LIZ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Entamoeba histolytica is a protist parasite that is the causative agent of amoebiasis, and is a highly motile organism. The motility is essential for its survival and pathogenesis, and a dynamic actin cytoskeleton is required for this process. EhCoactosin, an actin-binding protein of the ADF/cofilin family, participates in actin dynamics, and here we report our studies of this protein using both structural and functional approaches ...

    Entamoeba histolytica is a protist parasite that is the causative agent of amoebiasis, and is a highly motile organism. The motility is essential for its survival and pathogenesis, and a dynamic actin cytoskeleton is required for this process. EhCoactosin, an actin-binding protein of the ADF/cofilin family, participates in actin dynamics, and here we report our studies of this protein using both structural and functional approaches. The X-ray crystal structure of EhCoactosin resembles that of human coactosin-like protein, with major differences in the distribution of surface charges and the orientation of terminal regions. According to in vitro binding assays, full-length EhCoactosin binds both F- and G-actin. Instead of acting to depolymerize or severe F-actin, EhCoactosin directly stabilizes the polymer. When EhCoactosin was visualized in E. histolytica cells using either confocal imaging or total internal reflectance microscopy, it was found to colocalize with F-actin at phagocytic cups. Over-expression of this protein stabilized F-actin and inhibited the phagocytic process. EhCoactosin appears to be an unusual type of coactosin involved in E. histolytica actin dynamics.


    Organizational Affiliation

    School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Actin-binding protein, cofilin/tropomyosin family protein, putativeA142Entamoeba histolytica HM-1:IMSS-AMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Actin binding proteinCofilin/tropomyosin familyEHI7A_006660
Find proteins for N9TKD6 (Entamoeba histolytica HM-1:IMSS-A)
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
EPE
Query on EPE

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B [auth A]4-(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-1-PIPERAZINE ETHANESULFONIC ACID
C8 H18 N2 O4 S
JKMHFZQWWAIEOD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NA
Query on NA

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C [auth A]SODIUM ION
Na
FKNQFGJONOIPTF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
AL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.188 
  • R-Value Work: 0.162 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.163 
  • Space Group: P 65
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 76.601α = 90
b = 76.601β = 90
c = 54.647γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SHELXphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data collection
SHELXDphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2014-07-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-02-11
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-15
    Changes: Refinement description