Pasteurella multocida 由来の細菌毒素の細胞内機能領域の構造と機能解析 [in Japanese] Structure and Function of C-terminal Catalytic Region of Pasteurella Multocida Toxin [in Japanese]
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<I>Pasteurella multocida</I> toxin (PMT) is one of virulence factors responsible for the pathogenesis in some <I>Pasteurellosis</I>. We determined the crystal structure of the C-terminal region of PMT (C-PMT), which carries an intracellularly active moiety. The overall structure of C-PMT displays three different domains designated C1, C2 and C3. We found in the C3 domain the Cys-His-Asp catalytic triad that is organized only when the Cys is released from a disulfide bond. The steric alignment of the triad corresponded well to that of papain or other enzymes carrying the Cys-His-Asp triad. Our results demonstrate that PMT is an enzymatic toxin carrying the cysteine-protease like catalytic triad, which is organized only under reducing conditions.
X-RAYS 50(3), 187-193, 2008-06-30
The Crystallographic Society of Japan