5NLA

Crystal structure of the AraC-like transcriptional activator CuxR


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.281 
  • R-Value Work: 0.236 

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Literature

AraC-like transcriptional activator CuxR binds c-di-GMP by a PilZ-like mechanism to regulate extracellular polysaccharide production.

Schaper, S.Steinchen, W.Krol, E.Altegoer, F.Skotnicka, D.Sgaard-Andersen, L.Bange, G.Becker, A.

(2017) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114: E4822-E4831

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1702435114

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Cyclic dimeric GMP (c-di-GMP) has emerged as a key regulatory player in the transition between planktonic and sedentary biofilm-associated bacterial lifestyles. It controls a multitude of processes including production of extracellular polysaccharide ...

    Cyclic dimeric GMP (c-di-GMP) has emerged as a key regulatory player in the transition between planktonic and sedentary biofilm-associated bacterial lifestyles. It controls a multitude of processes including production of extracellular polysaccharides (EPSs). The PilZ domain, consisting of an N-terminal "RxxxR" motif and a β-barrel domain, represents a prototype c-di-GMP receptor. We identified a class of c-di-GMP-responsive proteins, represented by the AraC-like transcription factor CuxR in plant symbiotic α-proteobacteria. In Sinorhizobium meliloti, CuxR stimulates transcription of an EPS biosynthesis gene cluster at elevated c-di-GMP levels. CuxR consists of a Cupin domain, a helical hairpin, and bipartite helix-turn-helix motif. Although unrelated in sequence, the mode of c-di-GMP binding to CuxR is highly reminiscent to that of PilZ domains. c-di-GMP interacts with a conserved N-terminal RxxxR motif and the Cupin domain, thereby promoting CuxR dimerization and DNA binding. We unravel structure and mechanism of a previously unrecognized c-di-GMP-responsive transcription factor and provide insights into the molecular evolution of c-di-GMP binding to proteins.


    Organizational Affiliation

    LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 35043 Marburg, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Putative transcriptional regulator TRANSCRIPTION REGULATOR protein
A
382Rhizobium meliloti (strain 1021)Mutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q92WA5 (Rhizobium meliloti (strain 1021))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q92WA5
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.281 
  • R-Value Work: 0.236 
  • Space Group: P 43 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 80.662α = 90.00
b = 80.662β = 90.00
c = 125.596γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
Aimlessdata scaling
AutoSolphasing
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2017-05-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-06-14
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-06-28
    Type: Database references