In prokaryotic organisms, cold shock triggers the production of a small highly conserved family of cold-shock proteins (CSPs). CSPs have been well studied structurally and functionally in Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis, but Salmonella typhimurium CSPs remain relatively uncharacterized. In S. typhimurium, six homologous CSPs have been identified: StCspA-E and StCspH. The crystal structure of cold-shock protein E from S. typhimurium (StCspE) has been determined at 1.1 A resolution and has an R factor of 0.203 after refinement. The three-dimensional structure is similar to those of previously determined CSPs and is composed of five antiparallel beta-strands forming a classic OB fold/five-stranded beta-barrel. This first structure of a CSP from S. typhimurium provides new insight into the cold-shock response of this bacterium.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section F Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications|
|Issue number||Pt 12|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- cold-shock proteins
- Salmonella typhimurium