4U5A

Sporozoite Protein for Cell Traversal


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.271 
  • R-Value Work: 0.242 

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Literature

Structure of the Essential Plasmodium Host Cell Traversal Protein SPECT1.

Hamaoka, B.Y.Ghosh, P.

(2014) Plos One 9: e114685-e114685

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114685

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Host cell traversal by Plasmodium, the protozoan cause of malaria, is an essential part of this parasite's virulence. In this process, the parasite enters a host cell through a parasite-induced pore, traverses the host cell, and then exits the host c ...

    Host cell traversal by Plasmodium, the protozoan cause of malaria, is an essential part of this parasite's virulence. In this process, the parasite enters a host cell through a parasite-induced pore, traverses the host cell, and then exits the host cell. Two P. berghei proteins, SPECT1 and SPECT2, are required for host cell traversal by the sporozoite form of the parasite. In the absence of either, no pore formation is observed. While SPECT2 has sequence homology to pore-forming proteins, SPECT1 has no homology to proteins of known structure or function. Here we present the 2.75 Å resolution structure of a slightly truncated version of P. berghei SPECT1. The structure reveals that the protein forms a four-helix bundle, with the rare feature of having all of these helices in parallel or antiparallel alignment. Also notable is the presence of a large, conserved, hydrophobic internal cavity in the protein, which may constitute a ligand-binding site or be indicative of partial instability in SPECT1, or both. The structure of SPECT1 will make possible targeted mutagenesis experiments aimed at understanding its mechanism of action in host cell traversal.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Sporozoite microneme protein essential for cell traversal
A, B, C, D
201Plasmodium bergheiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: spect (SPECT1)
Find proteins for Q75UY1 (Plasmodium berghei)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q75UY1
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.271 
  • R-Value Work: 0.242 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 55.179α = 90.00
b = 64.316β = 90.00
c = 233.748γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHENIXrefinement
SOLVEphasing
PHENIXphasing
DENZOdata reduction
Cootmodel building

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2014-07-25 
  • Released Date: 2014-12-24 
  • Deposition Author(s): Hamaoka, B.Y.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-12-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-02-04
    Type: Derived calculations
  • Version 1.2: 2016-06-01
    Type: Data collection
  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-22
    Type: Derived calculations, Refinement description