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Family Report for: T6SS-TLE3


Family T6SS-TLE3
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Family of Tle3 phospholipase effector .The type VI lipase effectors Tle1-Tle5 secreted by the bacterial type VI secretion system (T6SS) have been identified as antibacterial effectors that hydrolyze membrane phospholipids. The Tle1-4 display phospholipase A1 and A2 (PLA1) (PLA2) activities. Tle1 belongs to Duf_2235 family, TLE2 to Lipase_3, TLE3 to alpha/ beta hydrolase and Tle4 belongs to PGAP1 (Tle5 family, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa PldA and PldB, are phospholipases D and are not alpha/beta hydrolases). Tle3 phospholipase effector from adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC) Tle3AIEC possesses phospholipase A1 (PLA1) activity (specific activity (SA) = 7.65 but no PLA2 activity. The T6SS-TLE3 is decorated by two protruding segments, including a N-terminus loop containing part of the oxyanion hole residues. The long C-terminus contains the catalytic site histidine and in some members is related to the DUF3274 family (most members of this family are not linked to alpha/beta hydrolases). In T6SS, protection against its own toxic effector is ensured in bacteria by the production of immunity proteins that specifically bind and inhibit Tle3. Tli (Type VI lipase immunity) binds tightly to Tle3. There is also a strong interaction between the VgrGAIEC C-terminus adaptor and Tle3AIEC N-terminal loop.

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    Title: Activity and Crystal Structure of the Adherent-Invasive Escherichia coli Tle3/Tli3 T6SS Effector/Immunity Complex Determined Using an AlphaFold2 Predicted Model
    Le TTH, Kellenberger C, Boyer M, Santucci P, Flaugnatti N, Cascales E, Roussel A, Canaan S, Journet L, Cambillau C
    Ref: Int J Mol Sci, 24:1740, 2023 : PubMed


    Title: Diverse type VI secretion phospholipases are functionally plastic antibacterial effectors
    Russell AB, LeRoux M, Hathazi K, Agnello DM, Ishikawa T, Wiggins PA, Wai SN, Mougous JD
    Ref: Nature, 496:508, 2013 : PubMed


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Structures in T6SS-TLE3 family (1)

Genes Proteins in T6SS-TLE3 family (40)

Fragments of genes in T6SS-TLE3 family (1)

Substrates of some enzymes in the T6SS-TLE3 family (1)

No Inhibitor

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Please cite: Lenfant 2013 Nucleic.Acids.Res. or Marchot Chatonnet 2012 Prot.Pept Lett.
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