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Pasteurellaceae ComE1 Proteins Combine the Properties of Fibronectin Adhesins and DNA Binding Competence Proteins

Mullen, LM; Bosse, JT; Nair, SP; Ward, JM; Rycroft, AN; Robertson, G; Langford, PR; (2008) Pasteurellaceae ComE1 Proteins Combine the Properties of Fibronectin Adhesins and DNA Binding Competence Proteins. PLOS ONE , 3 (12) , Article e3991. 10.1371/journal.pone.0003991. Green open access

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Abstract

A novel fibronectin-binding protein from Pasteurella multocida (PM1665) that binds to the fibronectin type III9-10 modules via two helix-hairpin-helix motifs has recently been described [1]. This protein shares homology with competence-related DNA-binding and uptake proteins (ComEA and ComE) from Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Here, we show that recombinant PM1665 (now designated ComE1) also binds to DNA through the same helix-hairpin-helix motifs required for fibronectin-binding. This binding to DNA is non sequence-specific and is confined to double-stranded DNA. We have cloned and expressed ComE1 proteins from five members of the Pasteurellaceae in order to further investigate the function(s) of these proteins. When expressed as recombinant GST-fusion proteins, all of the homologues bound both to fibronectin and to double-stranded DNA. Inactivation of the gene encoding the ComE1 homologue in Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae indicates major roles for these proteins in at least two processes: natural transformation, and binding of bacteria to fibronectin.

Type: Article
Title: Pasteurellaceae ComE1 Proteins Combine the Properties of Fibronectin Adhesins and DNA Binding Competence Proteins
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003991
Publisher version: http://dx/doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0003991
Language: English
Additional information: © 2008 Mullen et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. We acknowledge the financial support of the BBSRC (grant BBS/B03238) to BH, JMW, SPN and ANR for LM and BBSRC (BBS/B/08132) to PL and AR for JB.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > Microbial Diseases
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Biochemical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/126546
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