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Title: A novel signal transduction protein: Combination of solute binding and tandem PAS-like sensor domains in one polypeptide chain: Periplasmic Ligand Binding Protein Dret_0059

Abstract

We report the structural and biochemical characterization of a novel periplasmic ligand-binding protein, Dret_0059, from Desulfohalobium retbaense DSM 5692, an organism isolated from the Salt Lake Retba in Senegal. The structure of the protein consists of a unique combination of a periplasmic solute binding protein (SBP) domain at the N-terminal and a tandem PAS-like sensor domain at the C-terminal region. SBP domains are found ubiquitously and their best known function is in solute transport across membranes. PAS-like sensor domains are commonly found in signal transduction proteins. These domains are widely observed as parts of many protein architectures and complexes but have not been observed previously within the same polypeptide chain. In the structure of Dret_0059, a ketoleucine moiety is bound to the SBP, whereas a cytosine molecule is bound in the distal PAS-like domain of the tandem PAS-like domain. Differential scanning flourimetry support the binding of ligands observed in the crystal structure. There is significant interaction between the SBP and tandem PAS-like domains, and it is possible that the binding of one ligand could have an effect on the binding of the other. We uncovered three other proteins with this structural architecture in the non-redundant sequence data base, and predictmore » that they too bind the same substrates. The genomic context of this protein did not offer any clues for its function. We did not find any biological process in which the two observed ligands are coupled. The protein Dret_0059 could be involved in either signal transduction or solute transport.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [5];  [5];  [6];  [2];  [2]
  1. Midwest Center for Structural Genomics, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439; Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439
  2. Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439
  3. Midwest Center for Structural Genomics, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439; Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439; Structural Biology Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439
  4. Midwest Center for Structural Genomics, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439
  5. Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439; Computation Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois 60637
  6. Midwest Center for Structural Genomics, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439; Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439; Structural Biology Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois 60439; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois 60637
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); USDOE Office of Science - Office of Biological and Environmental Research; National Institutes of Health (NIH)
OSTI Identifier:
1392458
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Protein Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0961-8368
Publisher:
The Protein Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Wu, R., Wilton, R., Cuff, M. E., Endres, M., Babnigg, G., Edirisinghe, J. N., Henry, C. S., Joachimiak, A., Schiffer, M., and Pokkuluri, P. R. A novel signal transduction protein: Combination of solute binding and tandem PAS-like sensor domains in one polypeptide chain: Periplasmic Ligand Binding Protein Dret_0059. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/pro.3134.
Wu, R., Wilton, R., Cuff, M. E., Endres, M., Babnigg, G., Edirisinghe, J. N., Henry, C. S., Joachimiak, A., Schiffer, M., & Pokkuluri, P. R. A novel signal transduction protein: Combination of solute binding and tandem PAS-like sensor domains in one polypeptide chain: Periplasmic Ligand Binding Protein Dret_0059. United States. doi:10.1002/pro.3134.
Wu, R., Wilton, R., Cuff, M. E., Endres, M., Babnigg, G., Edirisinghe, J. N., Henry, C. S., Joachimiak, A., Schiffer, M., and Pokkuluri, P. R. Mon . "A novel signal transduction protein: Combination of solute binding and tandem PAS-like sensor domains in one polypeptide chain: Periplasmic Ligand Binding Protein Dret_0059". United States. doi:10.1002/pro.3134.
@article{osti_1392458,
title = {A novel signal transduction protein: Combination of solute binding and tandem PAS-like sensor domains in one polypeptide chain: Periplasmic Ligand Binding Protein Dret_0059},
author = {Wu, R. and Wilton, R. and Cuff, M. E. and Endres, M. and Babnigg, G. and Edirisinghe, J. N. and Henry, C. S. and Joachimiak, A. and Schiffer, M. and Pokkuluri, P. R.},
abstractNote = {We report the structural and biochemical characterization of a novel periplasmic ligand-binding protein, Dret_0059, from Desulfohalobium retbaense DSM 5692, an organism isolated from the Salt Lake Retba in Senegal. The structure of the protein consists of a unique combination of a periplasmic solute binding protein (SBP) domain at the N-terminal and a tandem PAS-like sensor domain at the C-terminal region. SBP domains are found ubiquitously and their best known function is in solute transport across membranes. PAS-like sensor domains are commonly found in signal transduction proteins. These domains are widely observed as parts of many protein architectures and complexes but have not been observed previously within the same polypeptide chain. In the structure of Dret_0059, a ketoleucine moiety is bound to the SBP, whereas a cytosine molecule is bound in the distal PAS-like domain of the tandem PAS-like domain. Differential scanning flourimetry support the binding of ligands observed in the crystal structure. There is significant interaction between the SBP and tandem PAS-like domains, and it is possible that the binding of one ligand could have an effect on the binding of the other. We uncovered three other proteins with this structural architecture in the non-redundant sequence data base, and predict that they too bind the same substrates. The genomic context of this protein did not offer any clues for its function. We did not find any biological process in which the two observed ligands are coupled. The protein Dret_0059 could be involved in either signal transduction or solute transport.},
doi = {10.1002/pro.3134},
journal = {Protein Science},
issn = {0961-8368},
number = 4,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}

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