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Channel specificity: structural basis for sugar discrimination and differential flux rates in maltoporin


Wang, Y F; Dutzler, R; Rizkallah, P J; Rosenbusch, J P; Schirmer, T (1997). Channel specificity: structural basis for sugar discrimination and differential flux rates in maltoporin. Journal of Molecular Biology, 272(1):56-63.

Abstract

Maltoporin (LamB) facilitates the diffusion of maltodextrins across the outer membrane of E. coli. The structural basis for the specificity of the channel is investigated by X-ray structure analysis of maltoporin in complex with the disaccharides sucrose, trehalose, and melibiose. The sucrose complex, determined to 2.4 A resolution, shows that the glucosyl moiety is partly inserted into the channel constriction, while the bulky fructosyl residue appears to be hindered to enter the constriction, thus interfering with its further translocation. One of the glucosyl moieties of trehalose is found in a similar position as the glucosyl moiety of sucrose, whereas melibiose appears disordered when bound to maltoporin. A comparison with the previously reported maltoporin-maltose complex sheds light on the basis for sugar discrimination, and explains the different permeation rates observed for the saccharides.

Abstract

Maltoporin (LamB) facilitates the diffusion of maltodextrins across the outer membrane of E. coli. The structural basis for the specificity of the channel is investigated by X-ray structure analysis of maltoporin in complex with the disaccharides sucrose, trehalose, and melibiose. The sucrose complex, determined to 2.4 A resolution, shows that the glucosyl moiety is partly inserted into the channel constriction, while the bulky fructosyl residue appears to be hindered to enter the constriction, thus interfering with its further translocation. One of the glucosyl moieties of trehalose is found in a similar position as the glucosyl moiety of sucrose, whereas melibiose appears disordered when bound to maltoporin. A comparison with the previously reported maltoporin-maltose complex sheds light on the basis for sugar discrimination, and explains the different permeation rates observed for the saccharides.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Biochemistry
07 Faculty of Science > Department of Biochemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:1997
Deposited On:17 Mar 2009 11:33
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:58
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0022-2836
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1006/jmbi.1997.1224
PubMed ID:9299337

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