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dc.contributor.authorChadegani, Fatemeh
dc.contributor.authorLovell, Scott
dc.contributor.authorMullangi, Vennela
dc.contributor.authorMiyagi, Masaru
dc.contributor.authorBattaile, Kevin P.
dc.contributor.authorBann, James G.
dc.identifier.citationChadegani, Fatemeh; Lovell, Scott; Mullangi, Vennela; Miyagi, Masaru; Battaile, Kevin P.; Bann, James G. 2014. 19F nuclear magnetic resonance and crystallographic studies of 5-fluorotryptophan-labeled anthrax protective antigen and effects of the receptor on stability. Biochemistry, vol. 53:no. 4:ppg. 690–701en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe anthrax protective antigen (PA) is an 83 kDa protein that is one of three protein components of the anthrax toxin, an AB toxin secreted by Bacillus anthracis. PA is capable of undergoing several structural changes, including oligomerization to either a heptameric or octameric structure called the prepore, and at acidic pH a major conformational change to form a membrane-spanning pore. To follow these structural changes at a residue-specific level, we have conducted initial studies in which we have biosynthetically incorporated 5-fluorotryptophan (5-FTrp) into PA, and we have studied the influence of 5-FTrp labeling on the structural stability of PA and on binding to the host receptor capillary morphogenesis protein 2 (CMG2) using F-19 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). There are seven tryptophans in PA, but of the four domains in PA, only two contain tryptophans: domain 1 (Trp65, -90, -136, -206, and -226) and domain 2 (Trp346 and -477). Trp346 is of particular interest because of its proximity to the CMG2 binding interface, and because it forms part of the membrane-spanning pore. We show that the F-19 resonance of Trp346 is sensitive to changes in pH, consistent with crystallographic studies, and that receptor binding significantly stabilizes Trp346 to both pH and temperature. In addition, we provide evidence that suggests that resonances from tryptophans distant from the binding interface are also stabilized by the receptor. Our studies highlight the positive impact of receptor binding on protein stability and the use of F-19 NMR in gaining insight into structural changes in a high-molecular weight protein.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Center for Research Resources (5P20RR017708-10) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8P20GM103420-10). Use of IMCA-CAT beamline 17-1D at the Advanced Photon Source was supported by the companies of the Industrial Macromolecular Crystallography Association through a contract with Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute. Use of the Advanced Photon Source was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract DE-AC02-06CH11357.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Societyen_US
dc.subjectDomain-Domain Interactionsen_US
dc.subjectToxin Receptoren_US
dc.subjectPore Formationen_US
dc.subjectData Qualityen_US
dc.subjectMacromolecular Crystallographyen_US
dc.subjectCellular Receptoren_US
dc.subjectChaperone PAPDen_US
dc.title19F nuclear magnetic resonance and crystallographic studies of 5-fluorotryptophan-labeled anthrax protective antigen and effects of the receptor on stabilityen_US

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