4RHS

Crystal structure of GD2 bound PltB


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.92 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.205 
  • R-Value Work: 0.175 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.176 

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Literature

Host adaptation of a bacterial toxin from the human pathogen salmonella typhi.

Deng, L.Song, J.Gao, X.Wang, J.Yu, H.Chen, X.Varki, N.Naito-Matsui, Y.Galan, J.E.Varki, A.

(2014) Cell 159: 1290-1299

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.10.057
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Salmonella Typhi is an exclusive human pathogen that causes typhoid fever. Typhoid toxin is a S. Typhi virulence factor that can reproduce most of the typhoid fever symptoms in experimental animals. Toxicity depends on toxin binding to terminally sia ...

    Salmonella Typhi is an exclusive human pathogen that causes typhoid fever. Typhoid toxin is a S. Typhi virulence factor that can reproduce most of the typhoid fever symptoms in experimental animals. Toxicity depends on toxin binding to terminally sialylated glycans on surface glycoproteins. Human glycans are unusual because of the lack of CMAH, which in other mammals converts N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac) to N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc). Here, we report that typhoid toxin binds to and is toxic toward cells expressing glycans terminated in Neu5Ac (expressed by humans) over glycans terminated in Neu5Gc (expressed by other mammals). Mice constitutively expressing CMAH thus displaying Neu5Gc in all tissues are resistant to typhoid toxin. The atomic structure of typhoid toxin bound to Neu5Ac reveals the structural bases for its binding specificity. These findings provide insight into the molecular bases for Salmonella Typhi's host specificity and may help the development of therapies for typhoid fever.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Glycobiology Research and Training Center, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA; Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA; Department of Pathology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA; Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA. Electronic address: a1varki@ucsd.edu.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Putative pertussis-like toxin subunit
A, B, C, D, E
122Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar TyphiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: 
Find proteins for Q8Z6A3 (Salmonella typhi)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8Z6A3
Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SIA
Query on SIA

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C, E
O-SIALIC ACID
C11 H19 N O9
SQVRNKJHWKZAKO-YRMXFSIDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GAL
Query on GAL

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C, E
BETA-D-GALACTOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-FPRJBGLDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ACT
Query on ACT

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B
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.92 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.205 
  • R-Value Work: 0.175 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.176 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 68.257α = 90
b = 96.751β = 90
c = 104.002γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CrystalCleardata collection
PHASESphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-10-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-12-17
    Changes: Database references