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Title: Structure of Toxoplasma gondii fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase

The structure of T. gondii fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase, a glycolytic enzyme and structural component of the invasion machinery, was determined to a resolution of 2.0 Å. The apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii must invade host cells to continue its lifecycle. It invades different cell types using an actomyosin motor that is connected to extracellular adhesins via the bridging protein fructose-1,6-@@bisphosphate aldolase. During invasion, aldolase serves in the role of a structural bridging protein, as opposed to its normal enzymatic role in the glycolysis pathway. Crystal structures of the homologous Plasmodium falciparum fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase have been described previously. Here, T. gondii fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase has been crystallized in space group P22{sub 1}2{sub 1}, with the biologically relevant tetramer in the asymmetric unit, and the structure has been determined via molecular replacement to a resolution of 2.0 Å. An analysis of the quality of the model and of the differences between the four chains in the asymmetric unit and a comparison between the T. gondii and P. falciparum aldolase structures is presented.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22375702
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Acta crystallographica. Section F, Structural biology communications; Journal Volume: 70; Journal Issue: Pt 9; Other Information: PMCID: PMC4157416; PMID: 25195889; PUBLISHER-ID: dp5074; OAI: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:4157416; Copyright (c) Boucher & Bosch 2014; This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are cited.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CHAINS; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; PLASMA; RESOLUTION; SPACE GROUPS