Crystal structure of PfbA, a surface adhesin of Streptococcus pneumoniae, provides hints into its interaction with fibronectinBeulin, D.S.J., Yamaguchi, M., Kawabata, S., Ponnuraj, K.
(2013) Int J Biol Macromol 64C: 168-173
- PubMed: 24321492
- DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2013.11.035
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PfbA is a surface adhesin and invasin of Streptococcus pneumoniae that binds to human fibronectin and plasminogen of the host extracellular matrix. It is a virulence factor for its pathogenesis. The crystal structure of recombinant PfbA150-607 from S ...
PfbA is a surface adhesin and invasin of Streptococcus pneumoniae that binds to human fibronectin and plasminogen of the host extracellular matrix. It is a virulence factor for its pathogenesis. The crystal structure of recombinant PfbA150-607 from S. pneumoniae strain R6, was determined using multiwavelength anomalous dispersion (MAD) method and refined to 1.90Å resolution. The structure of rPfbA150-607 revealed that residues Thr150 to Lys570 form a rigid parallel beta helix, followed by a short disordered region (571-607) that consists of beta hairpins. The structural organization of the beta helix resembles that of polysaccharide-modifying enzymes. The structural and sequence features essential for fibronectin-binding observed in the well characterized fibronectin-binding proteins such as FnBPA of Staphylococcus aureus, SfbI of Streptococcus pyogenes and BBK32 of Borrelia burgdorferi has been found in rPfbA150-607. Based on this, it is predicted that the disordered region following the beta helix could be the fibronectin-binding region in PfbA. PfbA150-607 contains relatively high number of surface exposed lysines and these residues are probably involved in binding plasmin(ogen) as observed in other plasminogen-binding proteins.
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