PMID: 23416557
Tang M, Nesbitt AE, Sperling LJ, Berthold DA, Schwieters CD, Gennis RB, Rienstra CM
Structure of the Disulfide Bond Generating Membrane Protein DsbB in the Lipid Bilayer.
J Mol Biol. 2013 Feb 14. pii: S0022-2836(13)00095-8. doi:, 10.1016/j.jmb.2013.02.009.
The integral membrane protein DsbB in Escherichia coli is responsible for oxidizing the periplasmic protein DsbA, which forms disulfide bonds in substrate proteins. We have developed a high-resolution structural model by combining experimental X-ray and solid-state NMR with molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. We embedded the high-resolution DsbB structure, derived from the joint calculation with X-ray reflections and solid-state NMR restraints, into the lipid bilayer and performed MD simulations to provide a mechanistic view of DsbB function in the membrane. Further, we revealed the membrane topology of DsbB by selective proton spin diffusion experiments, which directly probe the correlations of DsbB with water and lipid acyl chains. NMR data also support the model of a flexible periplasmic loop and an interhelical hydrogen bond between Glu26 and Tyr153.