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A bipartite periplasmic receptor-diguanylate cyclase pair (XAC2383-XAC2382) in the bacterium Xanthomonas citri

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Autor(es):
Teixeira, Raphael D. [1] ; Guzzo, Cristiane R. [2] ; Arevalo, Santiago Justo [1] ; Andrade, Maxuel O. [1] ; Abrahao, Josielle [3] ; de Souza, Robson F. [2] ; Farah, Chuck S. [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Bioquim, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencias Biomed, Dept Microbiol, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Organ, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Biological Chemistry; v. 293, n. 27, p. 10767-10781, JUL 6 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 0
Resumo

The second messenger cyclic diguanylate monophosphate (c-di-GMP) is a central regulator of bacterial lifestyle, controlling several behaviors, including the switch between sessile and motile states. The c-di-GMP levels are controlled by the interplay between diguanylate cyclases (DGCs) and phosphodiesterases, which synthesize and hydrolyze this second messenger, respectively. These enzymes often contain additional domains that regulate activity via binding of small molecules, covalent modification, or protein-protein interactions. A major challenge remains to understand how DGC activity is regulated by these additional domains or interaction partners in specific signaling pathways. Here, we identified a pair of co-transcribed genes (xac2382 and xac2383) in the phytopathogenic, Gram-negative bacterium Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xac), whose mutations resulted in opposing motility phenotypes. We show that the periplasmic cache domain of XAC2382, a membrane-associated DGC, interacts with XAC2383, a periplasmic binding protein, and we provide evidence that this interaction regulates XAC2382 DGC activity. Moreover, we solved the crystal structure of XAC2383 with different ligands, indicating a preference for negatively charged phosphate-containing compounds. We propose that XAC2383 acts as a periplasmic sensor that, upon binding its ligand, inhibits the DGC activity of XAC2382. Of note, we also found that this previously uncharacterized signal transduction system is present in several other bacterial phyla, including Gram-positive bacteria. Phylogenetic analysis of homologs of the XAC2382-XAC2383 pair supports several independent origins that created new combinations of XAC2382 homologs with a conserved periplasmic cache domain with different cytoplasmic output module architectures. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/07777-5 - Sinalização por c-di-GMP e o sistema de secreção de macromoléculas do tipo IV em Xanthomonas citri
Beneficiário:Shaker Chuck Farah
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático