RRC ID 66179
Author Sugimoto S, Yamanaka K, Niwa T, Terasawa Y, Kinjo Y, Mizunoe Y, Ogura T.
Title Hierarchical Model for the Role of J-Domain Proteins in Distinct Cellular Functions.
Journal J Mol Biol
Abstract In Escherichia coli, the major bacterial Hsp70 system consists of DnaK, three J-domain proteins (JDPs: DnaJ, CbpA, and DjlA), and nucleotide exchange factor GrpE. JDPs determine substrate specificity for the Hsp70 system; however, knowledge on their specific role in bacterial cellular functions is limited. In this study, we demonstrated the role of JDPs in bacterial survival during heat stress and the DnaK-regulated formation of curli-extracellular amyloid fibers involved in biofilm formation. Genetic analysis demonstrate that only DnaJ is essential for survival at high temperature. On the other hand, either DnaJ or CbpA, but not DjlA, is sufficient to activate DnaK in curli production. Additionally, several DnaK mutants with reduced activity are able to complement the loss of curli production in E. coli ΔdnaK, whereas they do not recover the growth defect of the mutant strain at high temperature. Biochemical analyses reveal that DnaJ and CbpA are involved in the expression of the master regulator CsgD through the solubilization of MlrA, a DNA-binding transcriptional activator for the csgD promoter. Furthermore, DnaJ and CbpA also keep CsgA in a translocation-competent state by preventing its aggregation in the cytoplasm. Our findings support a hierarchical model wherein the role of JDPs in the Hsp70 system differs according to individual cellular functions.
Volume 433(3)
Pages 166750
Published 2021-2-5
DOI 10.1016/j.jmb.2020.166750
PII S0022-2836(20)30675-6
PMID 33310019
MeSH DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism Escherichia coli / physiology Escherichia coli Proteins / chemistry Escherichia coli Proteins / metabolism HSP70 Heat-Shock Proteins / chemistry HSP70 Heat-Shock Proteins / metabolism Models, Biological* Protein Binding Protein Domains* Protein Interaction Domains and Motifs* Protein Transport Proteins / chemistry Proteins / genetics Proteins / metabolism* Sequence Deletion Solubility
IF 4.76
Prokaryotes E. coli BW25113 JW0013-KC JW0014-KC JW0985-KC JW0054-KC JW1023-KC JW1020-KC JW2115-KC JW5437-KC