Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 28258547
Biomol NMR Assign 2017 Oct;11(2):155-158
Bacteria use complex transporters to secrete functionally relevant proteins to the extracellular medium. The type 2 secretion system (T2SS) translocates folded proteins involved in bacterial nutrient acquisition, virulence and adaptation. The T2SS pseudopilus is a periplasmic filament, assembled by the polymerization of PulG subunits, the major pseudopilin. Pseudopilin proteins have a conserved N-terminal hydrophobic segment followed by a more variable C-terminal periplasmic and globular domain. To better understand the mechanism of assembly and function of the T2SS, we have been studying the structure and dynamics of PulG by NMR, as well as its interaction with other components of the secretion machinery. As a first step on this study, here we reported the chemical shift assignments of PulG C-terminal domain and its secondary structure prediction based on NMR data.