4R25

Structure of B. subtilis GlnK


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.52 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.217 

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Literature

Structures of regulatory machinery reveal novel molecular mechanisms controlling B. subtilis nitrogen homeostasis.

Schumacher, M.A.Chinnam, N.B.Cuthbert, B.Tonthat, N.K.Whitfill, T.

(2015) Genes Dev 29: 451-464

  • DOI: 10.1101/gad.254714.114
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4S0R, 4RX6, 4R22, 4R24, 4R25, 4R4E

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • All cells must sense and adapt to changing nutrient availability. However, detailed molecular mechanisms coordinating such regulatory pathways remain poorly understood. In Bacillus subtilis, nitrogen homeostasis is controlled by a unique circuitry composed of the regulator TnrA, which is deactivated by feedback-inhibited glutamine synthetase (GS) during nitrogen excess and stabilized by GlnK upon nitrogen depletion, and the repressor GlnR ...

    All cells must sense and adapt to changing nutrient availability. However, detailed molecular mechanisms coordinating such regulatory pathways remain poorly understood. In Bacillus subtilis, nitrogen homeostasis is controlled by a unique circuitry composed of the regulator TnrA, which is deactivated by feedback-inhibited glutamine synthetase (GS) during nitrogen excess and stabilized by GlnK upon nitrogen depletion, and the repressor GlnR. Here we describe a complete molecular dissection of this network. TnrA and GlnR, the global nitrogen homeostatic transcription regulators, are revealed as founders of a new structural family of dimeric DNA-binding proteins with C-terminal, flexible, effector-binding sensors that modulate their dimerization. Remarkably, the TnrA sensor domains insert into GS intersubunit catalytic pores, destabilizing the TnrA dimer and causing an unprecedented GS dodecamer-to-tetradecamer conversion, which concomitantly deactivates GS. In contrast, each subunit of the GlnK trimer "templates" active TnrA dimers. Unlike TnrA, GlnR sensors mediate an autoinhibitory dimer-destabilizing interaction alleviated by GS, which acts as a GlnR chaperone. Thus, these studies unveil heretofore unseen mechanisms by which inducible sensor domains drive metabolic reprograming in the model Gram-positive bacterium B. subtilis.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Nitrogen regulatory PII-like proteinA114Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis str. 168Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: nrgBBSU36520
Find proteins for Q07428 (Bacillus subtilis (strain 168))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q07428
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.52 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.217 
  • Space Group: H 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 66.6α = 90
b = 66.6β = 90
c = 189.3γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
ADSCdata collection
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2014-08-08 
  • Released Date: 2015-03-04 
  • Deposition Author(s): Schumacher, M.A.

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2015-03-04
    Type: Initial release