Molecular features of the sortase enzyme family

William J. Bradshaw, Abigail H. Davies, Christopher J. Chambers, April K. Roberts, Clifford C. Shone, K. Ravi Acharya

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Abstract

Bacteria possess complex and varying cell walls with many surface exposed proteins. Sortases are responsible for the covalent attachment of specific proteins to the peptidoglycan of the cell wall of Gram-positive bacteria. Sortase A of Staphylococcus aureus, which is seen as the archetypal sortase, has been shown to be essential for pathogenesis and has therefore received much attention as a potential target for novel therapeutics. Being widely present in Gram-positive bacteria, it is likely that other Gram-positive pathogens also require sortases for their pathogenesis. Sortases have also been shown to be of significant use in a range of industrial applications. We review current knowledge of the sortase family in terms of their structures, functions and mechanisms and summarize work towards their use as antibacterial targets and microbiological tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2097-2114
Number of pages118
JournalFEBS Journal
Volume282
Issue number11
Early online date24 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

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Gram-Positive Bacteria
Cell Wall
Peptidoglycan
Enzymes
Staphylococcus aureus
Membrane Proteins
Bacteria
Proteins
Therapeutics
sortase A

Keywords

  • Crystal structure
  • Inhibitor design
  • Molecular mechanism
  • Peptide recognition
  • Sortase

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Bradshaw, W. J., Davies, A. H., Chambers, C. J., Roberts, A. K., Shone, C. C., & Acharya, K. R. (2015). Molecular features of the sortase enzyme family. FEBS Journal, 282(11), 2097-2114. https://doi.org/10.1111/febs.13288

Molecular features of the sortase enzyme family. / Bradshaw, William J.; Davies, Abigail H.; Chambers, Christopher J.; Roberts, April K.; Shone, Clifford C.; Acharya, K. Ravi.

In: FEBS Journal, Vol. 282, No. 11, 06.2015, p. 2097-2114.

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Bradshaw, WJ, Davies, AH, Chambers, CJ, Roberts, AK, Shone, CC & Acharya, KR 2015, 'Molecular features of the sortase enzyme family', FEBS Journal, vol. 282, no. 11, pp. 2097-2114. https://doi.org/10.1111/febs.13288
Bradshaw WJ, Davies AH, Chambers CJ, Roberts AK, Shone CC, Acharya KR. Molecular features of the sortase enzyme family. FEBS Journal. 2015 Jun;282(11):2097-2114. https://doi.org/10.1111/febs.13288
Bradshaw, William J. ; Davies, Abigail H. ; Chambers, Christopher J. ; Roberts, April K. ; Shone, Clifford C. ; Acharya, K. Ravi. / Molecular features of the sortase enzyme family. In: FEBS Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 282, No. 11. pp. 2097-2114.
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