Poster Presentation 20th Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases 2017

Structural and functional studies of a transcriptional regulator Rgg in group A Streptococcus (#204)

Shu-Ying Wang 1 2 , Tsai-Yu Wu 1 , Pei-Jane Tsai 1 2 , Yes-Shin Lin 1 2 , Ching-Chuan LIU 1 2 , Jiunn-Jong Wu 3
  1. National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, TAIWAN, Taiwan
  2. Center of Infectious Disease and Signaling Research, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
  3. National Yang-Ming University, Taipei

The ability of group A Streptococcus (GAS) to survive and replicate intracellularly for deep tissue infection requires the coordination of gene expression that relies on the activity of transcriptional factors in a regulatory network.  NAD-glycohydrolase (NADase; Nga) has been identified to involve in GAS replication inside endothelial cells [1]. Expression of Nga is transcriptionally repressed by regulator Rgg [2], however, the molecular details remain unclear. Our study demonstrated that Rgg acts as a negative regulator of NADase. In addition, we applied small-angle X-ray scattering to construct the full atomic model of Rgg, including the DNA-binding helix-turn-helix motif of Rgg which is not visible in the currently available homologous structures [3]. Furthermore, we identified the key residues of Rgg involved in regulating the NADase activity by structure-based mutagenesis studies. Our results provide the structural information of Rgg to understand the mode of action of Rgg associated with GAS replication in endothelium.



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