6GTX

Crystal structure of the FimH lectin domain from E.coli K12 in complex with the dimannoside Man(alpha1-2)Man


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.218 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.219 

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Literature

Binding of the Bacterial Adhesin FimH to Its Natural, Multivalent High-Mannose Type Glycan Targets.

Sauer, M.M.Jakob, R.P.Luber, T.Canonica, F.Navarra, G.Ernst, B.Unverzagt, C.Maier, T.Glockshuber, R.

(2019) J Am Chem Soc 141: 936-944

  • DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b10736
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6GTV, 6GTX, 6GTW, 6GTZ, 6GTY, 6GU0

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Multivalent carbohydrate-lectin interactions at host-pathogen interfaces play a crucial role in the establishment of infections. Although competitive antagonists that prevent pathogen adhesion are promising antimicrobial drugs, the molecular mechanisms underlying these complex adhesion processes are still poorly understood ...

    Multivalent carbohydrate-lectin interactions at host-pathogen interfaces play a crucial role in the establishment of infections. Although competitive antagonists that prevent pathogen adhesion are promising antimicrobial drugs, the molecular mechanisms underlying these complex adhesion processes are still poorly understood. Here, we characterize the interactions between the fimbrial adhesin FimH from uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains and its natural high-mannose type N-glycan binding epitopes on uroepithelial glycoproteins. Crystal structures and a detailed kinetic characterization of ligand-binding and dissociation revealed that the binding pocket of FimH evolved such that it recognizes the terminal α(1-2)-, α(1-3)-, and α(1-6)-linked mannosides of natural high-mannose type N-glycans with similar affinity. We demonstrate that the 2000-fold higher affinity of the domain-separated state of FimH compared to its domain-associated state is ligand-independent and consistent with a thermodynamic cycle in which ligand-binding shifts the association equilibrium between the FimH lectin and the FimH pilin domain. Moreover, we show that a single N-glycan can bind up to three molecules of FimH, albeit with negative cooperativity, so that a molar excess of accessible N-glycans over FimH on the cell surface favors monovalent FimH binding. Our data provide pivotal insights into the adhesion properties of uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains to their target receptors and a solid basis for the development of effective FimH antagonists.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Molecular Biology & Biophysics , ETH Zurich , Otto-Stern-Weg 5 , CH-8093 Zurich , Switzerland.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Type 1 fimbrin D-mannose specific adhesinA, B, C, D158Escherichia coli K-12Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: fimHb4320JW4283
UniProt
Find proteins for P08191 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P08191
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Oligosaccharides

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D DiagramGlycosylation3D Interactions
alpha-D-mannopyranose-(1-2)-methyl alpha-D-mannopyranosideE, F, G, H2N/A Oligosaccharides Interaction
Glycosylation Resources
GlyTouCan:  G49351KY
GlyCosmos:  G49351KY
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
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I [auth C], J [auth D]SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.218 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.219 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 74.609α = 90
b = 97.68β = 114.74
c = 77.91γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2019-01-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2019-05-01
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Atomic model, Data collection, Derived calculations, Structure summary