Summary: Staphylococcal/Streptococcal toxin, OB-fold domain
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|Enterotoxin type B|
|Staphylococcal/Streptococcal toxin, N-terminal domain|
Crystal structure of the superantigen Spe-H (zinc bound) from Streptococcus pyogenes
|Symbol||Staphylococcal/Streptococcal toxin, N-terminal domain|
|Staphylococcal/Streptococcal toxin, beta-grasp domain|
In the field of molecular biology, enterotoxin type B, also known as Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), this is an enterotoxin produced by the gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. It is a common cause of food poisoning, with severe diarrhea, nausea and intestinal cramping often starting within a few hours of ingestion. Being quite stable, the toxin may remain active even after the contaminating bacteria are killed. It can withstand boiling at 100°C for a few minutes. Gastroenteritis occurs because SEB is a superantigen, causing the immune system to release a large amount of cytokines that lead to significant inflammation.
The function of this protein is to facilitate the infection of the host organism. It is a virulence factor designed to induce pathogenesis One of the major virulence exotoxins is the toxic shock syndrome toxin (TSST), which is secreted by the organism upon successful invasion. It causes a major inflammatory response in the host via superantigenic properties, and is the causative agent of toxic shock syndrome. It functions as a superantigen through activation of a significant fraction of T-cells (up to 20%) by cross-linking MHC class II molecules with T-cell receptors. TSST is a multisystem illness with several symptoms such as high fever, hypotension, dizziness, rash and peeling skin.
All of these toxins share a similar two-domain fold (N and C-terminal domains) with a long alpha-helix in the middle of the molecule, a characteristic beta-barrel known as the "oligosaccharide/oligonucleotide fold" at the N-terminal domain and a beta-grasp motif at the C-terminal domain. Each superantigen possesses slightly different binding mode(s) when it interacts with MHC class II molecules or the T-cell receptor.
The N-terminal domain is also referred to as OB-fold, or in other words the oligonuclucleotide binding fold. This region contains a low-affinity major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC II) site which causes an inflammatory response.
The beta-grasp domain has some structural similarities to the beta-grasp motif present in immunoglobulin-binding domains, ubiquitin, 2Fe-2 S ferredoxin and translation initiation factor 3 as identified by the SCOP database.
- "eMedicine - CBRNE - Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B". eMedicine. Retrieved 2011-02-06.
- Nema V, Agrawal R, Kamboj DV, Goel AK, Singh L (June 2007). "Isolation and characterization of heat resistant enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus from a food poisoning outbreak in Indian subcontinent". Int. J. Food Microbiol. 117 (1): 29–35. doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2007.01.015. PMID 17477998.
- Blomster-Hautamaa DA, Kreiswirth BN, Kornblum JS, Novick RP, Schlievert PM (November 1986). "The nucleotide and partial amino acid sequence of toxic shock syndrome toxin-1". J. Biol. Chem. 261 (33): 15783–6. PMID 3782090.
- Acharya KR, Papageorgiou AC, Tranter HS (1998). "Crystal structure of microbial superantigen staphylococcal enterotoxin B at 1.5 A resolution: implications for superantigen recognition by MHC class II molecules and T-cell receptors". J. Mol. Biol. 277 (1): 61–79. doi:10.1006/jmbi.1997.1577. PMID 9514739.
- Brosnahan AJ, Schlievert PM (December 2011). "Gram-positive bacterial superantigen outside-in signaling causes toxic shock syndrome". FEBS J. 278 (23): 4649–67. doi:10.1111/j.1742-4658.2011.08151.x. PMC 3165073. PMID 21535475.
- Prasad GS, Earhart CA, Murray DL, Novick RP, Schlievert PM, Ohlendorf DH (December 1993). "Structure of toxic shock syndrome toxin 1". Biochemistry 32 (50): 13761–6. doi:10.1021/bi00213a001. PMID 8268150.
- Acharya KR, Passalacqua EF, Jones EY, Harlos K, Stuart DI, Brehm RD, Tranter HS (January 1994). "Structural basis of superantigen action inferred from crystal structure of toxic-shock syndrome toxin-1". Nature 367 (6458): 94–7. doi:10.1038/367094a0. PMID 8107781.
- Prasad GS, Radhakrishnan R, Mitchell DT, Earhart CA, Dinges MM, Cook WJ, Schlievert PM, Ohlendorf DH (June 1997). "Refined structures of three crystal forms of toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 and of a tetramutant with reduced activity". Protein Sci. 6 (6): 1220–7. doi:10.1002/pro.5560060610. PMC 2143723. PMID 9194182.
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Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive coccus that grows in clusters or pairs, and is the major cause of nosocomial infections due to its multiple antibiotic resistant nature [PUBMED:3782090]. Patients who are immunocompromised (e.g., those suffering from third degree burns or chronic illness) are at risk from deep staphylococcal infections, such as osteomyelitis and pneumonia. Most skin infections are also caused by this bacterium.
Many virulence mechanisms are employed by Staphylococci to induce pathogenesis: these can include polysaccharide capsules and exotoxins [PUBMED:3782090]. One of the major virulence exotoxins is toxic shock syndrome toxin (TSST), which is secreted by the organism upon successful invasion. It causes a major inflammatory response in the host via superantigenic properties, and is the causative agent of toxic shock syndrome.
The structure of the TSST protein was originally determined to 2.5A by means of X-ray crystallography [PUBMED:8107781]. The N- and C-terminal domains both contain regions involved in MHC class II association; the C-terminal domain is also implicated in binding the T-cell receptor. Overall, the structure resembles that of Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), but differs in its N terminus and in the degree to which a long central helix is covered by surface loops [PUBMED:8268150]. The region around the carboxyl end of this helix is proposed to govern the superantigenic properties of TSST. An adjacent region along this helix is thought to be critical in the ability of TSST to induce toxic shock syndrome. Most recently, the structures of five mutants of TSST have been determined to 1.95A [PUBMED:9194182]. The mutations are in the central alpha-helix, and allow mapping of portions of TSST involved in superantigenicity and lethality.
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|Biological process||pathogenesis (GO:0009405)|
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|Author:||Finn RD, Bateman A, Griffiths-Jones SR|
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|Average length of the domain:||85.50 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||32 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||37.19 %|
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