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J Microbiol ; 57(9): 781-794, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31452043

RESUMO

The phytopathogenic Burkholderia species B. glumae and B. plantarii are the causal agents of bacterial wilt, grain rot, and seedling blight, which threaten the rice industry globally. Toxoflavin and tropolone are produced by these phytopathogens and are considered the most hostile biohazards with a broad spectrum of target organisms. However, despite their nonspecific toxicity, the effects of toxoflavin and tropolone on bacteria remain unknown. RNA-seq based transcriptome analysis was employed to determine the genome-wide expression patterns under phytotoxin treatment. Expression of 2327 and 830 genes was differentially changed by toxoflavin and tropolone, respectively. Enriched biological pathways reflected the down-regulation of oxidative phosphorylation and ribosome function, beginning with the inhibition of membrane biosynthesis and nitrogen metabolism under oxidative stress or iron starvation. Conversely, several systems such as bacterial chemotaxis, flagellar assembly, biofilm formation, and sulfur/taurine transporters were highly expressed as countermeasures against the phytotoxins. In addition, our findings revealed that three hub genes commonly induced by both phytotoxins function as the siderophore enterobactin, an iron-chelator. Our study provides new insights into the effects of phytotoxins on bacteria for better understanding of the interactions between phytopathogens and other microorganisms. These data will also be applied as a valuable source in subsequent applications against phytotoxins, the major virulence factor.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/toxicidade , Burkholderia/química , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Pirimidinonas/toxicidade , Triazinas/toxicidade , Tropolona/toxicidade , Antibacterianos/metabolismo , Burkholderia/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Oryza/microbiologia , Pirimidinonas/metabolismo , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos , Triazinas/metabolismo , Tropolona/metabolismo
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Gene ; 713: 143951, 2019 Sep 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31269464

RESUMO

Rifampicin (RIF) is still a first line of antibiotic in the treatment of bacterial diseases, in particular the Mycobacterial infections. The antimicrobial activity of RIF is attributed to its ability to inhibit transcription by binding to the ß subunit of bacterial RNA polymerase (encoded by rpoB). Continued use of this drug resulted in the emergence of RIF resistant rpoB mutations in a high frequency that compels the use of RIF almost exclusively in drug combinations. As of date, a broad array of rif mutations have been isolated and characterized by different research groups. Studies on rpoB mutations strengthen the view that the ß subunit of RNA polymerase (RNAP) is very crucial in modulating transcription thereby leading to differential gene expression. Very recently we have reported the transcriptome profile of rpoB12 mutant that provides molecular evidence that presence of rpoB12 mutation modulates the transcription of about 450 genes. Here we present a maiden report that rpoB mutations that substitute Tyr at the Rif binding pocket (RBP) of ß subunit of RNA polymerase are able to suppress the over-production of colanic acid capsular polysaccharide (Ces phenotype) in Δlon mutant of Escherichia coli. Further analyses of the rif mutants involving their growth pattern on LB at higher temperature (42 °C), LB media without NaCl, survival in LB media with acidic pH (pH - 3) and motility revealed that only rpoB12 (His526Tyr) and rpoB137 (Ser522Tyr) affected all the above mentioned physiological parameters in addition to the elicitation of Ces phenotype. These two rif mutations confer fast movement to RNAP and they bear Tyr as the substituted amino acid in the RBP. This is perhaps the first study that brings out the possible role of Tyr in the RBP and its participation in the global gene expression. This study also envisages the point that amino acid residues that share the properties of Tyr in the RBP can be employed as a tool to bring out differential gene expression which would certainly have basic and applied values for the mankind.


Assuntos
RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/genética , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Mutação , Rifampina/farmacologia , Tirosina/metabolismo , Antibióticos Antituberculose/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Fenótipo , RNA Bacteriano , Tirosina/genética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(28): 7908-7915, 2019 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31268314

RESUMO

In this study, to obtain higher agmatine yields using the previously developed E. coli strain AUX4 (JM109 ΔspeC ΔspeF ΔspeB ΔargR), the genes encoding glutamate dehydrogenase (gdhA), glutamine synthetase (glnA), phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (ppc), aspartate aminotransferase (aspC), transhydrogenase (pntAB), and biosynthetic arginine decarboxylase (speA) were sequentially overexpressed by replacing their native promoters with the heterologous strong trp, core-trc, or 5Ptacs promoters to generate the plasmid-free E. coli strain AUX11. The fermentation results obtained using a 3-L bioreactor showed that AUX11 produced 2.93 g L-1 agmatine with the yield of 0.29 g agmatine g-1 glucose in the batch fermentation, and the fed-batch fermentation of AUX11 allowed the production of 40.43 g L-1 agmatine with the productivity of 1.26 g L-1 h-1 agmatine. The results showed that the engineered E. coli strain AUX11 can be used for the industrial fermentative production of agmatine.


Assuntos
Agmatina/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Técnicas de Cultura Celular por Lotes , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Fermentação , Glucose/metabolismo , Engenharia Metabólica
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(4): 407-415, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228932

RESUMO

Proton-translocating FOF1-ATP synthase (F-type ATPase, F-ATPase or FOF1) performs ATP synthesis/hydrolysis coupled to proton transport across the membrane in mitochondria, chloroplasts, and most eubacteria. The ATPase activity of the enzyme is suppressed in the absence of protonmotive force by several regulatory mechanisms. The most conserved of these mechanisms is noncompetitive inhibition of ATP hydrolysis by the MgADP complex (ADP-inhibition) which has been found in all the enzymes studied. When MgADP binds without phosphate in the catalytic site, the enzyme enters an inactive state, and MgADP gets locked in the catalytic site and does not exchange with the medium. The degree of ADP-inhibition varies in FOF1 enzymes from different organisms. In the Escherichia coli enzyme, ADP-inhibition is relatively weak and, in contrast to other organisms, is enhanced rather than suppressed by phosphate. In this study, we used site-directed mutagenesis to investigate the role of amino acid residues ß139, ß158, ß189, and ß319 of E. coli FOF1-ATP synthase in the mechanism of ADP-inhibition and its modulation by the protonmotive force. The amino acid residues in these positions differ in the enzymes from beta- and gammaproteobacteria (including E. coli) and FOF1-ATP synthases from other eubacteria, mitochondria, and chloroplasts. The ßN158L substitution produced no effect on the enzyme activity, while substitutions ßF139Y, ßF189L, and ßV319T only slightly affected ATP (1 mM) hydrolysis. However, in a mixture of ATP and ADP, the activity of the mutants was less suppressed than that of the wild-type enzyme. In addition, mutations ßF189L and ßV319T weakened the ATPase activity inhibition by phosphate in the presence of ADP. We suggest that residues ß139, ß189, and ß319 are involved in the mechanism of ADP-inhibition and its modulation by phosphate.


Assuntos
Difosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , ATPases Translocadoras de Prótons/metabolismo , Difosfato de Adenosina/química , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Domínio Catalítico , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Cinética , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Subunidades Proteicas/química , Subunidades Proteicas/metabolismo , Força Próton-Motriz , ATPases Translocadoras de Prótons/antagonistas & inibidores , ATPases Translocadoras de Prótons/genética , Alinhamento de Sequência
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(4): 426-434, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228934

RESUMO

The bacterium Escherichia coli has seven σ subunits that bind core RNA polymerase and are necessary for promoter recognition. It was previously shown that the σ70 and σ38 subunits can also interact with the transcription elongation complex (TEC) and stimulate pausing by recognizing DNA sequences similar to the -10 element of promoters. In this study, we analyzed the ability of the σ32, σ28, and σ24 subunits to induce pauses in reconstituted TECs containing corresponding -10 consensus elements. It was found that the σ24 subunit can induce a transcriptional pause depending on the presence of the -10 element. Pause formation is suppressed by the Gre factors, suggesting that the paused complex adopts a backtracked conformation. Some natural promoters contain potential signals of σ24-dependent pauses in the initially transcribed regions, suggesting that such pauses may have regulatory functions in transcription.


Assuntos
RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , Transcrição Genética/fisiologia , Sequência de Bases , DNA/metabolismo , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/biossíntese , Proteínas Recombinantes/isolamento & purificação , Fator sigma/genética , Fator sigma/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Nat Chem Biol ; 15(7): 669-671, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31209348

RESUMO

Fatty acid synthases are dynamic ensembles of enzymes that can biosynthesize long hydrocarbon chains efficiently. Here we visualize the interaction between the Escherichia coli acyl carrier protein (AcpP) and ß-ketoacyl-ACP-synthase I (FabB) using X-ray crystallography, NMR, and molecular dynamics simulations. We leveraged this structural information to alter lipid profiles in vivo and provide a molecular basis for how protein-protein interactions can regulate the fatty acid profile in E. coli.


Assuntos
3-Oxoacil-(Proteína de Transporte de Acila) Sintase/metabolismo , Proteína de Transporte de Acila/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Ácido Graxo Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , 3-Oxoacil-(Proteína de Transporte de Acila) Sintase/química , Proteína de Transporte de Acila/química , Cristalografia por Raios X , Escherichia coli/química , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/química , Ácido Graxo Sintase Tipo II/química , Modelos Moleculares , Ligação Proteica
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2579, 2019 06 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31189921

RESUMO

When the ribosome encounters a stop codon, it recruits a release factor (RF) to hydrolyze the ester bond between the peptide chain and tRNA. RFs have structural motifs that recognize stop codons in the decoding center and a GGQ motif for induction of hydrolysis in the peptidyl transfer center 70 Å away. Surprisingly, free RF2 is compact, with only 20 Å between its codon-reading and GGQ motifs. Cryo-EM showed that ribosome-bound RFs have extended structures, suggesting that RFs are compact when entering the ribosome and then extend their structures upon stop codon recognition. Here we use time-resolved cryo-EM to visualize transient compact forms of RF1 and RF2 at 3.5 and 4 Å resolution, respectively, in the codon-recognizing ribosome complex on the native pathway. About 25% of complexes have RFs in the compact state at 24 ms reaction time, and within 60 ms virtually all ribosome-bound RFs are transformed to their extended forms.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Escherichia coli/ultraestrutura , Modelos Moleculares , Terminação Traducional da Cadeia Peptídica/fisiologia , Fatores de Terminação de Peptídeos/ultraestrutura , Domínios Proteicos/fisiologia , Sítios de Ligação/fisiologia , Códon de Terminação/metabolismo , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Fatores de Terminação de Peptídeos/metabolismo , RNA de Transferência/metabolismo , Subunidades Ribossômicas Maiores de Bactérias/metabolismo , Subunidades Ribossômicas Menores de Bactérias/metabolismo , Fatores de Tempo
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Subcell Biochem ; 92: 39-77, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31214984

RESUMO

The Lpp lipoprotein of Escherichia coli is the first identified protein with a covalently linked lipid. It is chemically bound by its C-terminus to murein (peptidoglycan) and inserts by the lipid at the N-terminus into the outer membrane. As the most abundant protein in E. coli (106 molecules per cell) it plays an important role for the integrity of the cell envelope. Lpp represents the type protein of a large variety of lipoproteins found in Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and in archaea that have in common the lipid structure for anchoring the proteins to membranes but otherwise strongly vary in sequence, structure, and function. Predicted lipoproteins in known prokaryotic genomes comprise 2.7% of all proteins. Lipoproteins are modified by a unique phospholipid pathway and transferred from the cytoplasmic membrane into the outer membrane by a special system. They are involved in protein incorporation into the outer membrane, protein secretion across the cytoplasmic membrane, periplasm and outer membrane, signal transduction, conjugation, cell wall metabolism, antibiotic resistance, biofilm formation, and adhesion to host tissues. They are only found in bacteria and function as signal molecules for the innate immune system of vertebrates, where they cause inflammation and elicit innate and adaptive immune response through Toll-like receptors. This review discusses various aspects of Lpp and other lipoproteins of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and archaea.


Assuntos
Archaea , Bactérias , Lipoproteínas/química , Lipoproteínas/metabolismo , Animais , Archaea/química , Archaea/metabolismo , Bactérias/química , Bactérias/metabolismo , Proteínas da Membrana Bacteriana Externa/biossíntese , Proteínas da Membrana Bacteriana Externa/química , Proteínas da Membrana Bacteriana Externa/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/química , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/biossíntese , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/química , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Lipoproteínas/biossíntese , Peptidoglicano/química , Peptidoglicano/metabolismo
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Subcell Biochem ; 92: 169-186, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31214987

RESUMO

The periplasm of Gram-negative bacteria contains a specialized chaperone network that facilitates the transport of unfolded membrane proteins to the outer membrane as its primary functional role. The network, involving the chaperones Skp and SurA as key players and potentially additional chaperones, is indispensable for the survival of the cell. Structural descriptions of the apo forms of these molecular chaperones were initially provided by X-ray crystallography. Subsequently, a combination of experimental biophysical methods including solution NMR spectroscopy provided a detailed understanding of full-length chaperone-client complexes . The data showed that conformational changes and dynamic re-organization of the chaperones upon client binding, as well as client dynamics on the chaperone surface are crucial for function. This chapter gives an overview of the structure-function relationship of the dynamic conformational rearrangements that regulate the functional cycles of the periplasmic molecular chaperones Skp and SurA.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Transporte/química , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/química , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/química , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/metabolismo , Chaperonas Moleculares/química , Chaperonas Moleculares/metabolismo , Peptidilprolil Isomerase/química , Peptidilprolil Isomerase/metabolismo , Periplasma/metabolismo , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/enzimologia
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Subcell Biochem ; 92: 337-366, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31214992

RESUMO

The inner membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is a ~6 nm thick phospholipid bilayer. It forms a semi-permeable barrier between the cytoplasm and periplasm allowing only regulated export and import of ions, sugar polymers, DNA and proteins. Inner membrane proteins, embedded via hydrophobic transmembrane α-helices, play an essential role in this regulated trafficking: they mediate insertion into the membrane (insertases) or complete crossing of the membrane (translocases) or both. The Gram-negative inner membrane is equipped with a variety of different insertases and translocases. Many of them are specialized, taking care of the export of only a few protein substrates, while others have more general roles. Here, we focus on the three general export/insertion pathways, the secretory (Sec) pathway, YidC and the twin-arginine translocation (TAT) pathway, focusing closely on the Escherichia coli (E. coli) paradigm. We only briefly mention dedicated export pathways found in different Gram-negative bacteria. The Sec system deals with the majority of exported proteins and functions both as a translocase for secretory proteins and an insertase for membrane proteins. The insertase YidC assists the Sec system or operates independently on membrane protein clients. Sec and YidC, in common with most export pathways, require their protein clients to be in soluble non-folded states to fit through the translocation channels and grooves. The TAT pathway is an exception, as it translocates folded proteins, some loaded with prosthetic groups.


Assuntos
Membrana Celular/enzimologia , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Canais de Translocação SEC/metabolismo , Sistema de Translocação de Argininas Geminadas/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/citologia , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Transporte Proteico
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Biochimie ; 163: 137-141, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31181235

RESUMO

RNA amplification has extensive applications on biochemistry and its related fields. Here, we present an isothermal strategy named rolling circle reverse transcription-mediated RNA amplification (RCRT-MRA) to amplify small RNAs with accurate length and sequence. The target RNA and complementary DNA were circularized to serve as amplicons replicated via the rolling circle mechanism. The transcription product consisting of tandemly repeated RNA units, was monomerized by site-specific cleavage to generate amplified RNA with authentic length and sequence. T4 DNA ligase was chosen to circularize RNA template for its high efficiency and low cost. SuperScript IV reverse transcriptase was found to be able to catalyze the RCRT reaction on the circular RNA template, and the reaction efficiency was enhanced by adding the nicking enzyme, Nb.BbvCI to the RCRT system. E. Coli RNA polymerase, instead of the commonly used T7 RNA polymerase, was applied to synthesize long-strand RNA product for its high universality and processivity. Under the optimized conditions, small RNAs can be precisely amplified by 105∼6 folds. The fidelity of the established method was demonstrated by the accordance of the sequencing result and the initial RNA sequences. Free from expensive thermal cycler (necessary for RT-PCR-based amplification), precise replication of the initial RNA and high fidelity will enable the established strategy to be applied in RNA-seq, mRNA profiling, microarray analysis and RNA-based SELEX as well.


Assuntos
RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/metabolismo , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/métodos , RNA/metabolismo , Transcrição Reversa , DNA Circular/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2868, 2019 06 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31253770

RESUMO

Prokaryotes and eukaryotes alike endogenously generate the gaseous molecule hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Bacterial H2S acts as a cytoprotectant against antibiotics-induced stress and promotes redox homeostasis. In E. coli, endogenous H2S production is primarily dependent on 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST), encoded by mstA. Here, we show that cells lacking 3MST acquire a phenotypic suppressor mutation resulting in compensatory H2S production and tolerance to antibiotics and oxidative stress. Using whole genome sequencing, we identified a non-synonymous mutation within an uncharacterized LacI-type transcription factor, ycjW. We then mapped regulatory targets of YcjW and discovered it controls the expression of carbohydrate metabolic genes and thiosulfate sulfurtransferase PspE. Induction of pspE expression in the suppressor strain provides an alternative mechanism for H2S biosynthesis. Our results reveal a complex interaction between carbohydrate metabolism and H2S production in bacteria and the role, a hitherto uncharacterized transcription factor, YcjW, plays in linking the two.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Sulfeto de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Mapeamento Cromossômico , DNA Bacteriano , Dissacarídeos/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica/fisiologia , Ligação Proteica , RNA Mensageiro , Regulon , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2858, 2019 06 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31253794

RESUMO

In bacterial tRNAs, 5-carboxymethoxyuridine (cmo5U) and its derivatives at the first position of the anticodon facilitate non-Watson-Crick base pairing with guanosine and pyrimidines at the third positions of codons, thereby expanding decoding capabilities. However, their biogenesis and physiological roles remained to be investigated. Using reverse genetics and comparative genomics, we identify two factors responsible for 5-hydroxyuridine (ho5U) formation, which is the first step of the cmo5U synthesis: TrhP (formerly known as YegQ), a peptidase U32 family protein, is involved in prephenate-dependent ho5U formation; and TrhO (formerly known as YceA), a rhodanese family protein, catalyzes oxygen-dependent ho5U formation and bypasses cmo5U biogenesis in a subset of tRNAs under aerobic conditions. E. coli strains lacking both trhP and trhO exhibit a temperature-sensitive phenotype, and decode codons ending in G (GCG and UCG) less efficiently than the wild-type strain. These findings confirm that tRNA hydroxylation ensures efficient decoding during protein synthesis.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Biossíntese de Proteínas/fisiologia , RNA de Transferência/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Evolução Molecular , Deleção de Genes , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica/fisiologia , Filogenia , RNA Bacteriano
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J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 29(6): 839-844, 2019 Jun 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31154751

RESUMO

Anthranilate derivatives have been used as flavoring and fragrant agents for a long time. Recently, these compounds are gaining attention due to new biological functions including antinociceptive and analgesic activities. Three anthranilate derivatives, N-methylanthranilate, methyl anthranilate, and methyl N-methylanthranilate were synthesized using metabolically engineered stains of Escherichia coli. NMT encoding N-methyltransferase from Ruta graveolens, AMAT encoding anthraniloyl-coenzyme A (CoA):methanol acyltransferase from Vitis labrusca, and pqsA encoding anthranilate coenzyme A ligase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa were cloned and E. coli strains harboring these genes were used to synthesize the three desired compounds. E. coli mutants (metJ, trpD, tyrR mutants), which provide more anthranilate and/or S-adenosyl methionine, were used to increase the production of the synthesized compounds. MS/MS analysis was used to determine the structure of the products. Approximately, 185.3 µM N-methylanthranilate and 95.2 µM methyl N-methylanthranilate were synthesized. This is the first report about the synthesis of anthranilate derivatives in E. coli.


Assuntos
Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , ortoaminobenzoatos/metabolismo , Vias Biossintéticas , Coenzima A Ligases/genética , Coenzima A Ligases/metabolismo , Coenzima A-Transferases/genética , Coenzima A-Transferases/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Engenharia Metabólica , Metiltransferases/genética , Metiltransferases/metabolismo , Mutação , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/enzimologia , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo , Ruta/enzimologia , Ruta/genética , Vitis/enzimologia , Vitis/genética , ortoaminobenzoatos/química
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2635, 2019 06 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201302

RESUMO

Multidrug efflux pumps actively expel a wide range of toxic substrates from the cell and play a major role in intrinsic and acquired drug resistance. In Gram-negative bacteria, these pumps form tripartite assemblies that span the cell envelope. However, the in situ structure and assembly mechanism of multidrug efflux pumps remain unknown. Here we report the in situ structure of the Escherichia coli AcrAB-TolC multidrug efflux pump obtained by electron cryo-tomography and subtomogram averaging. The fully assembled efflux pump is observed in a closed state under conditions of antibiotic challenge and in an open state in the presence of AcrB inhibitor. We also observe intermediate AcrAB complexes without TolC and discover that AcrA contacts the peptidoglycan layer of the periplasm. Our data point to a sequential assembly process in living bacteria, beginning with formation of the AcrAB subcomplex and suggest domains to target with efflux pump inhibitors.


Assuntos
Proteínas da Membrana Bacteriana Externa/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/fisiologia , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/fisiologia , Escherichia coli/fisiologia , Lipoproteínas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Proteínas Associadas à Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/metabolismo , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Transporte/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Transporte/ultraestrutura , Microscopia Crioeletrônica/métodos , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/efeitos dos fármacos , Tomografia com Microscopia Eletrônica/métodos , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/ultraestrutura , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/ultraestrutura , Microscopia Intravital/métodos , Proteínas Associadas à Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/antagonistas & inibidores , Peptidoglicano/metabolismo , Periplasma/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Estrutura Quaternária de Proteína/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2393, 2019 06 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31160557

RESUMO

Bacterial ClpB and yeast Hsp104 are homologous Hsp100 protein disaggregases that serve critical functions in proteostasis by solubilizing protein aggregates. Two AAA+ nucleotide binding domains (NBDs) power polypeptide translocation through a central channel comprised of a hexameric spiral of protomers that contact substrate via conserved pore-loop interactions. Here we report cryo-EM structures of a hyperactive ClpB variant bound to the model substrate, casein in the presence of slowly hydrolysable ATPγS, which reveal the translocation mechanism. Distinct substrate-gripping interactions are identified for NBD1 and NBD2 pore loops. A trimer of N-terminal domains define a channel entrance that binds the polypeptide substrate adjacent to the topmost NBD1 contact. NBD conformations at the seam interface reveal how ATP hydrolysis-driven substrate disengagement and re-binding are precisely tuned to drive a directional, stepwise translocation cycle.


Assuntos
Trifosfato de Adenosina/análogos & derivados , Caseínas/metabolismo , Endopeptidase Clp/ultraestrutura , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/ultraestrutura , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/ultraestrutura , Transporte Proteico , Domínio AAA , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , Endopeptidase Clp/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/metabolismo , Hidrólise , Modelos Moleculares , Peptídeos/metabolismo , Agregados Proteicos , Subunidades Proteicas/metabolismo
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 35(5): 871-879, 2019 May 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31223005

RESUMO

By using an RAD peptide display system derived from the ATPase domain of recombinase RadA of Pyrococcus furiosus, an anti-hCG antibody-like molecule was prepared by grafting an hCG-binding peptide to the RAD scaffold. After linking to sfGFP gene, a gene of hCG peptide-grafted RAD was synthesized and cloned into a bacterial expression vector (pET30a-RAD/hCGBP-sfGFP). The vector was transformed into Escherichia coli, and expression of the fusion protein was induced. After isolation and purification of the fusion protein, its binding affinity and specificity to hCG were determined by using a process of immunoabsorption followed by GFP fluorescence measurement. A comparison of hCG-binding activity with a similarly grafted single-domain antibody based on a universal scaffold was performed. The measurement of hCG-binding affinity and specificity revealed that the grafted RAD has an optimally high binding affinity and specificity to hCG, which are better than the grafted single-domain antibody. Moreover, the affinity and specificity of grafted RAD molecule are comparable to those of a commercial monoclonal antibody. In addition, the hCG-binding peptide-grafted RAD molecule has a relatively high biochemical stability, making it a good substitute for antibody with potential application.


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Proteínas de Escherichia coli , Peptídeos , Anticorpos Monoclonais/química , Anticorpos Monoclonais/isolamento & purificação , Anticorpos Monoclonais/metabolismo , Especificidade de Anticorpos , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2104, 2019 05 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31068591

RESUMO

Protein-induced fluorescence enhancement (PIFE) is a popular tool for characterizing protein-DNA interactions. PIFE has been explained by an increase in local viscosity due to the presence of the protein residues. This explanation, however, denies the opposite effect of fluorescence quenching. This work offers a perspective for understanding PIFE mechanism and reports the observation of a phenomenon that we name protein-induced fluorescence quenching (PIFQ), which exhibits an opposite effect to PIFE. A detailed characterization of these two fluorescence modulations reveals that the initial fluorescence state of the labeled mediator (DNA) determines whether this mediator-conjugated dye undergoes PIFE or PIFQ upon protein binding. This key role of the mediator DNA provides a protocol for the experimental design to obtain either PIFQ or PIFE, on-demand. This makes the arbitrary nature of the current experimental design obsolete, allowing for proper integration of both PIFE and PIFQ with existing bulk and single-molecule fluorescence techniques.


Assuntos
DNA/metabolismo , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Imagem Individual de Molécula/métodos , DNA/química , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/química , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/química , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Endonucleases Flap/química , Endonucleases Flap/isolamento & purificação , Endonucleases Flap/metabolismo , Fluorescência , Transferência Ressonante de Energia de Fluorescência/métodos , Microscopia de Fluorescência/métodos , Oligonucleotídeos/química , Oligonucleotídeos/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Proteínas Recombinantes/química , Proteínas Recombinantes/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo , Coloração e Rotulagem , Proteínas Virais/química , Proteínas Virais/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 1995, 2019 04 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31040281

RESUMO

Uropathogenic E. coli experience a wide range of osmolarity conditions before and after successful infection. Stress-responsive regulatory proteins in bacteria, particularly proteins of the Hha family and H-NS, a transcription repressor, sense such osmolarity changes and regulate transcription through unknown mechanisms. Here we use an array of experimental probes complemented by molecular simulations to show that Cnu, a member of the Hha protein family, acts as an exquisite molecular sensor of solvent ionic strength. The osmosensory behavior of Cnu involves a fine-tuned modulation of disorder in the fourth helix and the three-dimensional structure in a graded manner. Order-disorder transitions in H-NS act synergistically with molecular swelling of Cnu contributing to a salt-driven switch in binding cooperativity. Thus, sensitivity to ambient conditions can be imprinted at the molecular level by tuning not just the degree of order in the protein conformational ensemble but also through population redistributions of higher-order molecular complexes.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/química , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/química , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Ligação Proteica , Conformação Proteica , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2194, 2019 05 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31097704

RESUMO

Although the physical properties of chromosomes, including their morphology, mechanics, and dynamics are crucial for their biological function, many basic questions remain unresolved. Here we directly image the circular chromosome in live E. coli with a broadened cell shape. We find that it exhibits a torus topology with, on average, a lower-density origin of replication and an ultrathin flexible string of DNA at the terminus of replication. At the single-cell level, the torus is strikingly heterogeneous, with blob-like Mbp-size domains that undergo major dynamic rearrangements, splitting and merging at a minute timescale. Our data show a domain organization underlying the chromosome structure of E. coli, where MatP proteins induce site-specific persistent domain boundaries at Ori/Ter, while transcription regulators HU and Fis induce weaker transient domain boundaries throughout the genome. These findings provide an architectural basis for the understanding of the dynamic spatial organization of bacterial genomes in live cells.


Assuntos
Cromossomos Bacterianos/química , DNA Bacteriano/química , DNA Circular/química , Escherichia coli/genética , Genoma Bacteriano , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Cromossomos Bacterianos/metabolismo , Replicação do DNA , DNA Bacteriano/metabolismo , DNA Circular/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Microscopia Intravital/instrumentação , Microscopia Intravital/métodos , Microscopia de Fluorescência/instrumentação , Microscopia de Fluorescência/métodos , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , Análise de Célula Única/instrumentação , Análise de Célula Única/métodos
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