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Proteins. 2007 Feb 1;66(2):266-71.

NMR structure and binding studies confirm that PA4608 from Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a PilZ domain and a c-di-GMP binding protein.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Biological Sciences Division, Richland, Washington 99354, USA.

Abstract

PA4608 is a 125 residue protein from Pseudomonas aeruginosa with a recent identification as a PilZ domain and putative bis-(3'-5')-cyclic dimeric guanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) adaptor protein that plays a role in bacterial second-messenger regulated processes. The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) structure of PA4608 has been determined and c-di-GMP binding has been confirmed by NMR titration studies. The monomeric core structure of PA4608 contains a six-stranded anti-parallel beta barrel flanked by three helices. Conserved surface residues among PA4608 homologs suggest the c-di-GMP binding site is at one end of the barrel and includes residues in the helices as well as in the unstructured N-terminus. Chemical shift changes in PA4608 resonances upon titration with c-di-GMP confirm binding. This evidence supports the hypothesis that proteins containing PilZ domains are the long-sought c-di-GMP adaptor proteins.

PMID:
17096419
DOI:
10.1002/prot.21199
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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