5L6M

Structure of Caulobacter crescentus VapBC1 (VapB1deltaC:VapC1 form)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.198 

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Literature

Toxin inhibition in C. crescentus VapBC1 is mediated by a flexible pseudo-palindromic protein motif and modulated by DNA binding.

Bendtsen, K.L.Xu, K.Luckmann, M.Winther, K.S.Shah, S.A.Pedersen, C.N.S.Brodersen, D.E.

(2017) Nucleic Acids Res 45: 2875-2886

  • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw1266
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    5K8J, 5L6L, 5L6M

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Expression of bacterial type II toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems is regulated at the transcriptional level through direct binding of the antitoxin to pseudo-palindromic sequences on operator DNA. In this context, the toxin functions as a co-repressor by stimulating DNA binding through direct interaction with the antitoxin ...

    Expression of bacterial type II toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems is regulated at the transcriptional level through direct binding of the antitoxin to pseudo-palindromic sequences on operator DNA. In this context, the toxin functions as a co-repressor by stimulating DNA binding through direct interaction with the antitoxin. Here, we determine crystal structures of the complete 90 kDa heterooctameric VapBC1 complex from Caulobacter crescentus CB15 both in isolation and bound to its cognate DNA operator sequence at 1.6 and 2.7 Å resolution, respectively. DNA binding is associated with a dramatic architectural rearrangement of conserved TA interactions in which C-terminal extended structures of the antitoxin VapB1 swap positions to interlock the complex in the DNA-bound state. We further show that a pseudo-palindromic protein sequence in the antitoxin is responsible for this interaction and required for binding and inactivation of the VapC1 toxin dimer. Sequence analysis of 4127 orthologous VapB sequences reveals that such palindromic protein sequences are widespread and unique to bacterial and archaeal VapB antitoxins suggesting a general principle governing regulation of VapBC TA systems. Finally, a structure of C-terminally truncated VapB1 bound to VapC1 reveals discrete states of the TA interaction that suggest a structural basis for toxin activation in vivo.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 10c, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
VapB family proteinA, D, E, H, I, L78Caulobacter vibrioides CB15Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CC_0032
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Ribonuclease VapCB, C, F, G, J, K128Caulobacter vibrioides CB15Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: vapCCC_0031
EC: 3.1
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.198 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 94.4α = 90
b = 63.6β = 94.1
c = 184.7γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
The Lundbeck FoundationDenmarkR173-2014-1182
The Danish National Research FoundationDenmarkDNRF120

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2016-12-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-01-11
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-05-03
    Changes: Database references