5N6X

Crystal structure of the Legionella effector WipA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.215 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 

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Literature

Structure of the WipA protein reveals a novel tyrosine protein phosphatase effector from Legionella pneumophila.

Pinotsis, N.Waksman, G.

(2017) J. Biol. Chem. 292: 9240-9251

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M117.781948
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila. L. pneumophila pathogenicity relies on secretion of more than 300 effector proteins by a type IVb secretion system. Among these Legionella effectors, ...

    Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila. L. pneumophila pathogenicity relies on secretion of more than 300 effector proteins by a type IVb secretion system. Among these Legionella effectors, WipA has been primarily studied because of its dependence on a chaperone complex, IcmSW, for translocation through the secretion system, but its role in pathogenicity has remained unknown. In this study, we present the crystal structure of a large fragment of WipA, WipA435. Surprisingly, this structure revealed a serine/threonine phosphatase fold that unexpectedly targets tyrosine-phosphorylated peptides. The structure also revealed a sequence insertion that folds into an α-helical hairpin, the tip of which adopts a canonical coiled-coil structure. The purified protein was a dimer whose dimer interface involves interactions between the coiled coil of one WipA molecule and the phosphatase domain of another. Given the ubiquity of protein-protein interaction mediated by interactions between coiled-coils, we hypothesize that WipA can thereby transition from a homodimeric state to a heterodimeric state in which the coiled-coil region of WipA is engaged in a protein-protein interaction with a tyrosine-phosphorylated host target. In conclusion, these findings help advance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of an effector involved in Legionella virulence and may inform approaches to elucidate the function of other effectors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    From the Department of Biological Sciences, Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Birkbeck, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX London, United Kingdom and.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
WipA
A, B
414Legionella pneumophilaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: wipA
Find proteins for Q5GA16 (Legionella pneumophila)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q5GA16
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
MN
Query on MN

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A, B
MANGANESE (II) ION
Mn
WAEMQWOKJMHJLA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
PO4
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A, B
PHOSPHATE ION
O4 P
NBIIXXVUZAFLBC-UHFFFAOYSA-K
 Ligand Interaction
BR
Query on BR

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A, B
BROMIDE ION
Br
CPELXLSAUQHCOX-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
BME
Query on BME

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B
BETA-MERCAPTOETHANOL
C2 H6 O S
DGVVWUTYPXICAM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MPD
Query on MPD

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A, B
(4S)-2-METHYL-2,4-PENTANEDIOL
C6 H14 O2
SVTBMSDMJJWYQN-YFKPBYRVSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.215 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 
  • Space Group: P 41 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 80.650α = 90.00
b = 80.650β = 90.00
c = 321.980γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XSCALEdata scaling
XDSdata reduction
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
ERCUnited Kingdom321630

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2017-04-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-06-14
    Type: Database references