Acta Cryst. (2014). D70, 522-534 [ doi:10.1107/S139900471302926X ]
Abstract: The anaerobic, thermophilic, cellulosome-producing bacterium Clostridium thermocellum relies on a variety of carbohydrate-active enzymes in order to efficiently break down complex carbohydrates into utilizable simple sugars. The regulation mechanism of the cellulosomal genes was unknown until recently, when genomic analysis revealed a set of putative operons in C. thermocellum that encode I factors (i.e. alternative factors that control specialized regulon activation) and their cognate anti-I factor (RsgI). These putative anti-I-factor proteins have modules that are believed to be carbohydrate sensors. Three of these modules were crystallized and their three-dimensional structures were solved. The structures show a high overall degree of sequence and structural similarity to the cellulosomal family 3 carbohydrate-binding modules (CBM3s). The structures of the three carbohydrate sensors (RsgI-CBM3s) and a reference CBM3 are compared in the context of the structural determinants for the specificity of cellulose and complex carbohydrate binding. Fine structural variations among the RsgI-CBM3s appear to result in alternative substrate preferences for each of the sensors.
PDB references: 4b9c, 4b9p and 4b97
Keywords: Clostridium thermocellum; RsgI-CBM3; family 3 carbohydrate-binding modules; anti-I factors.
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