PMID: 25354690
Weerth RS, Michalska K, Bingman CA, Yennamalli RM, Li H, Jedrzejczak R, Wang F, Babnigg G, Joachimiak A, Thomas MG, Phillips GN
Structure of a cupin protein Plu4264 from Photorhabdus luminescens subsp. laumondii TTO1 at 1.35 A resolution.
Proteins. 2014 Oct 30. doi: 10.1002/prot.24705.
Proteins belonging to the cupin superfamily have a wide range of catalytic and non-catalytic functions. Cupin proteins commonly have the capacity to bind a metal ion with the metal frequently determining the function of the protein. We have been investigating the function of homologous cupin proteins that are conserved in more than 40 species of bacteria. To gain insights into the potential function of these proteins we have solved the structure of Plu4264 from Photorhabdus luminescens TTO1 at a resolution of 1.35 A and identified manganese as the likely natural metal ligand of the protein. (c) Proteins 2014;. (c) 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.