|Gene:||degP||Accession Numbers: EG10463 (MetaCyc), b0161, ECK0160|
Synonyms: htrA, ptd, protease Do
Species: Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655
Subunit composition of serine protease Do = [DegP]6
Protease Do, or DegP, is a periplasmic serine protease required for survival at high temperatures [Lipinska89, Strauch89a, Seol91]. DegP degrades abnormal proteins in the periplasm, including mutant proteins, oxidatively damaged proteins and aggregated proteins [Strauch88, Strauch89a, SkorkoGlonek99, Laskowska96]. DegP has been specifically shown to degrade the mutant periplasmic protein MalS, as well as unassembled subunits from protein complexes, including HflK, LamB and PapA [Spiess99, Kihara98, Misra91, Jones02].
DegP also proteolyzes a range of other proteins that may not be quality control substrates, such as the DNA methyltransferare Ada, various forms of the colicin A lysis protein and the replication initiation inhibitor IciA [Lee90, Cavard89, Cavard95, Yoo93]. DegP also binds to the ssrA-encoded degradation tag, though this PDZ-domain-mediated interaction does not appear to allow DegP proteolysis of tagged proteins [Spiers02]. Finally, strains lacking DegP are more susceptible to the cationic antimicrobial peptide Lactoferricin B, indicating a possible role for DegP in degradation of that molecule [Ulvatne02].
DegP also has an independent chaperone activity that functions even in proteolytically inactive mutants of DegP [Spiess99]. This chaperone activity is required for survival in the case of disrupted outer membrane assembly, preventing buildup of toxic aggregates [Misra00]. There may be some redundancy between DegP and the chaperones Skp and SurA [Rizzitello01].
DegP is a six-membered ring-shaped structure with a central cavity which contains its proteolytic sites [Swamy83, Kim99a]. The hexamer is built from a pair of staggered trimeric rings, with the proteolytic cavity accessible from the sides rather than the ends [Krojer02]. There are two PDZ domains in each monomer which are required for this assembly, and which may be involved in opening and closing the lateral openings [Sassoon99]. Binding of substrate to the PDZ1 domain induces oligomer conversion from a resting hexameric state to a higher order active complex [Krojer10, Merdanovic10]. The PDZ1 domain anchors substrate, facilitating its presentation to the proteolytic domain [Krojer08]. DegP is a processive protease - cleaving its substrate into peptides with a mean size of 13-15 residues [Krojer08]. The PDZ1 domain is required for protease activity and for binding of unfolded proteins, while the PDZ2 domain is primarily required for maintaining a hexameric configuration [Iwanczyk07]. The inner cavity also has several hydrophobic patches, which may be involved in its chaperone function [Krojer02].
Hexameric DegP assembles into large catalytically active spherical structures around its substrate [Krojer08a, Jiang08c]. The spherical multimers exhibit proteolytic and chaperone-like activity [Shen09b]. A model polypeptide substrate binds each DegP subunit at two sites in the crystal structure of a DegP dodecamer [Kim11d]. Substrate binding drives the formation of proteolytically active dodecamers and larger cages of 18, 24 and 30 subunits while substrate cleavage promotes cage disassembly [Kim11d].
DegP's proteolytic activity is increased at high temperatures but drops dramatically at low temperatures, leaving its chaperone function unaffected [SkorkoGlonek95, Spiess99]. DegP interacts with phosphatidylglycerol on the periplasmic face of the inner membrane, undergoing a conformational change that correlates with the temperature dependence of its proteolytic capacity [SkorkoGlonek97].
The mature form of DegP is derived by cleavage of its first twenty-six amino acids by leader peptidase [Lipinska90, Lipinska89]. Targeting of DegP to the Sec-translocase for transport across the inner membrane is SecB-dependent [Baars06].
DegP is a member of the HtrA (high temperature requirement) family of proteases which combine a protease domain with one or more PDZ domains and function as higher order oligomers [Kim05d].
DegP is downregulated during low osmolarity [Forns05].
Locations: inner membrane, periplasmic space
|Map Position: [180,884 -> 182,308]|
Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 49.354 kD (from nucleotide sequence)
Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0000551 , CGSC:30554 , DIP:DIP-46256N , EchoBASE:EB0458 , EcoGene:EG10463 , EcoliWiki:b0161 , EcoO157Cyc:HTRA-MONOMER , Mint:MINT-1302319 , ModBase:P0C0V0 , OU-Microarray:b0161 , PortEco:degP , PR:PRO_000022425 , Pride:P0C0V0 , Protein Model Portal:P0C0V0 , RefSeq:NP_414703 , RegulonDB:EG10463 , SMR:P0C0V0 , String:511145.b0161 , Swiss-Model:P0C0V0 , UniProt:P0C0V0
Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR001478 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR001940 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR009003 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR011782 , PDB:Structure:1KY9 , PDB:Structure:2ZLE , PDB:Structure:3CS0 , PDB:Structure:3MH4 , PDB:Structure:3MH5 , PDB:Structure:3MH6 , PDB:Structure:3MH7 , PDB:Structure:3OTP , PDB:Structure:3OU0 , PDB:Structure:4A8D , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF00595 , Prints:IN-FAMILY:PR00834 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS50106 , Smart:IN-FAMILY:SM00228
|Biological Process:||GO:0006457 - protein folding
GO:0006508 - proteolysis [UniProtGOA11a, GOA01a, Lipinska90]
GO:0006515 - misfolded or incompletely synthesized protein catabolic process [Spiess99]
GO:0006979 - response to oxidative stress [SkorkoGlonek99]
GO:0009266 - response to temperature stimulus [Spiess99]
|Molecular Function:||GO:0004252 - serine-type endopeptidase activity
[GOA01a, Lipinska90, Shen09b]
GO:0005515 - protein binding [Ge14, Kim11d]
GO:0042802 - identical protein binding [Kim11d]
GO:0008233 - peptidase activity [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0008236 - serine-type peptidase activity [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0016787 - hydrolase activity [UniProtGOA11a]
|Cellular Component:||GO:0030288 - outer membrane-bounded periplasmic space
GO:0005886 - plasma membrane [UniProtGOA11, UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0016020 - membrane [UniProtGOA11a]
|MultiFun Terms:||cell processes → adaptations → other (mechanical, nutritional, oxidative stress)|
|cell processes → adaptations → temperature extremes|
|information transfer → protein related → turnover, degradation|
|metabolism → degradation of macromolecules → proteins/peptides/glycopeptides|
Enzymatic reaction of: serine protease
EC Number: 3.4.21.-
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.
The reaction is physiologically favored in the direction shown.
|Signal-Sequence||1 -> 26|
|Chain||27 -> 474|
|Protein-Segment||234 -> 236|
|Protein-Segment||252 -> 256|
|Conserved-Region||280 -> 371|
|Protein-Segment||291 -> 295|
|Conserved-Region||377 -> 466|
|Sequence-Conflict||467 -> 474|
10/20/97 Gene b0161 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG10463; confirmed by SwissProt match.
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Quirk90: Quirk S, Bhatnagar SK, Bessman MJ (1990). "Primary structure of the deoxyguanosine triphosphate triphosphohydrolase-encoding gene (dgt) of Escherichia coli." Gene 1990;89(1);13-8. PMID: 2165018
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Seol91: Seol JH, Woo SK, Jung EM, Yoo SJ, Lee CS, Kim KJ, Tanaka K, Ichihara A, Ha DB, Chung CH (1991). "Protease Do is essential for survival of Escherichia coli at high temperatures: its identity with the htrA gene product." Biochem Biophys Res Commun 176(2);730-6. PMID: 2025286
Shen09b: Shen QT, Bai XC, Chang LF, Wu Y, Wang HW, Sui SF (2009). "Bowl-shaped oligomeric structures on membranes as DegP's new functional forms in protein quality control." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(12);4858-63. PMID: 19255437
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SkorkoGlonek95a: Skorko-Glonek J, Wawrzynow A, Krzewski K, Kurpierz K, Lipinska B (1995). "Site-directed mutagenesis of the HtrA (DegP) serine protease, whose proteolytic activity is indispensable for Escherichia coli survival at elevated temperatures." Gene 163(1);47-52. PMID: 7557477
SkorkoGlonek97: Skorko-Glonek J, Lipinska B, Krzewski K, Zolese G, Bertoli E, Tanfani F (1997). "HtrA heat shock protease interacts with phospholipid membranes and undergoes conformational changes." J Biol Chem 272(14);8974-82. PMID: 9083020
SkorkoGlonek99: Skorko-Glonek J, Zurawa D, Kuczwara E, Wozniak M, Wypych Z, Lipinska B (1999). "The Escherichia coli heat shock protease HtrA participates in defense against oxidative stress." Mol Gen Genet 262(2);342-50. PMID: 10517331
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