Crystallization and X-ray structure of cold-shock protein E from Salmonella typhimurium

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1240-5
Number of pages6
JournalActa Crystallographica Section F Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications
Volume65
Issue numberPt 12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • cold-shock proteins
  • Salmonella typhimurium

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