6S1K

E. coli Core Signaling Unit, carrying QQQQ receptor mutation


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 8.38 Å
  • Aggregation State: 2D ARRAY 
  • Reconstruction Method: SUBTOMOGRAM AVERAGING 

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Literature

Structure and dynamics of the E. coli chemotaxis core signaling complex by cryo-electron tomography and molecular simulations.

Cassidy, C.K.Himes, B.A.Sun, D.Ma, J.Zhao, G.Parkinson, J.S.Stansfeld, P.J.Luthey-Schulten, Z.Zhang, P.

(2020) Commun Biol 3: 24-24

  • DOI: 10.1038/s42003-019-0748-0
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6S1K

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • To enable the processing of chemical gradients, chemotactic bacteria possess large arrays of transmembrane chemoreceptors, the histidine kinase CheA, and the adaptor protein CheW, organized as coupled core-signaling units (CSU). Despite decades of study, important questions surrounding the molecular mechanisms of sensory signal transduction remain unresolved, owing especially to the lack of a high-resolution CSU structure ...

    To enable the processing of chemical gradients, chemotactic bacteria possess large arrays of transmembrane chemoreceptors, the histidine kinase CheA, and the adaptor protein CheW, organized as coupled core-signaling units (CSU). Despite decades of study, important questions surrounding the molecular mechanisms of sensory signal transduction remain unresolved, owing especially to the lack of a high-resolution CSU structure. Here, we use cryo-electron tomography and sub-tomogram averaging to determine a structure of the Escherichia coli CSU at sub-nanometer resolution. Based on our experimental data, we use molecular simulations to construct an atomistic model of the CSU, enabling a detailed characterization of CheA conformational dynamics in its native structural context. We identify multiple, distinct conformations of the critical P4 domain as well as asymmetries in the localization of the P3 bundle, offering several novel insights into the CheA signaling mechanism.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Electron Bio-Imaging Centre, Diamond Light Sources, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, OX11 0DE, UK. peijun@strubi.ox.ac.uk.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Chemotaxis protein CheAA, B654Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655starMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cheAb1888JW1877
EC: 2.7.13.3
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Find proteins for P07363 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 2
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CheWC, D167Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655starMutation(s): 0 
UniProt
Find proteins for P0A964 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein I
E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P
E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P
551Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655starMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: tsrcheDb4355JW4318
Membrane Entity: Yes 
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Find proteins for P02942 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 8.38 Å
  • Aggregation State: 2D ARRAY 
  • Reconstruction Method: SUBTOMOGRAM AVERAGING 

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2019-06-18 
  • Released Date: 2020-01-22 
  • Deposition Author(s): Cassidy, C.K.

Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research CouncilUnited KingdomBB/S003339/1
National Science Foundation (United States)United StatesPHY1430124

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2020-01-22
    Type: Initial release