6B8A

Crystal structure of MvfR ligand binding domain in complex with M64


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.251 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 

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Literature

Molecular Insights into Function and Competitive Inhibition ofPseudomonas aeruginosaMultiple Virulence Factor Regulator.

Kitao, T.Lepine, F.Babloudi, S.Walte, F.Steinbacher, S.Maskos, K.Blaesse, M.Negri, M.Pucci, M.Zahler, B.Felici, A.Rahme, L.G.

(2018) MBio 9: --

  • DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02158-17

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • New approaches to antimicrobial drug discovery are urgently needed to combat intractable infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. Multiple virulence factor regulator (MvfR or PqsR), a Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing transcriptio ...

    New approaches to antimicrobial drug discovery are urgently needed to combat intractable infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. Multiple virulence factor regulator (MvfR or PqsR), a Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing transcription factor, regulates functions important in both acute and persistent infections. Recently identified non-ligand-based benzamine-benzimidazole (BB) inhibitors of MvfR suppress both acute and persistent P. aeruginosa infections in mice without perturbing bacterial growth. Here, we elucidate the crystal structure of the MvfR ligand binding domain (LBD) in complex with one potent BB inhibitor, M64. Structural analysis indicated that M64 binds, like native ligands, to the MvfR hydrophobic cavity. A hydrogen bond and pi interaction were found to be important for MvfR-M64 affinity. Surface plasmon resonance analysis demonstrated that M64 is a competitive inhibitor of MvfR. Moreover, a protein engineering approach revealed that Gln194 and Tyr258 are critical for the interaction between MvfR and M64. Random mutagenesis of the full-length MvfR protein identified a single-amino-acid substitution, I68F, at a DNA binding linker domain that confers M64 insensitivity. In the presence of M64, I68F but not the wild-type (WT) MvfR protein retained DNA binding ability. Our findings strongly suggest that M64 promotes conformational change at the DNA binding domain of MvfR and that the I68F mutation may compensate for this change, indicating allosteric inhibition. This work provides critical new insights into the molecular mechanism of MvfR function and inhibition that could aid in the optimization of anti-MvfR compounds and improve our understanding of MvfR regulation.IMPORTANCEPseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic Gram-negative pathogen that causes serious acute, persistent, and relapsing infections. New approaches to antimicrobial drug discovery are urgently needed to combat intractable infections caused by this pathogen. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing transcription factor MvfR regulates functions important in both acute and persistent infections. We used recently identified inhibitors of MvfR to perform structural studies and reveal important insights that would benefit the optimization of anti-MvfR compounds. Altogether, the results reported here provide critical detailed mechanistic insights into the function of MvfR domains that may benefit the optimization of the chemical, pharmacological, and safety properties of MvfR antagonist series.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.




Macromolecules

Find similar proteins by: Sequence  |  Structure

Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-binding transcriptional regulator
A, B
203Pseudomonas aeruginosa (strain ATCC 15692 / DSM 22644 / CIP 104116 / JCM 14847 / LMG 12228 / 1C / PRS 101 / PAO1)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: mvfR
Find proteins for Q9I4X0 (Pseudomonas aeruginosa (strain ATCC 15692 / DSM 22644 / CIP 104116 / JCM 14847 / LMG 12228 / 1C / PRS 101 / PAO1))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9I4X0
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NCO
Query on NCO

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A, B
COBALT HEXAMMINE(III)
Co H18 N6
DYLMFCCYOUSRTK-FGTKAUEHAT
 Ligand Interaction
CZG
Query on CZG

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A, B
2-[(5-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)sulfanyl]-N-(4-phenoxyphenyl)acetamide
C21 H16 N4 O4 S
IPZUVKDSPDAHMB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.251 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 110.556α = 90.00
b = 121.524β = 90.00
c = 112.757γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XSCALEdata scaling
XDSdata reduction
REFMACrefinement
REFMACphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesUnited StatesAI105902 and AI063433

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2018-01-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-02-14
    Type: Author supporting evidence
  • Version 1.2: 2018-02-28
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2018-03-28
    Type: Data collection, Database references