X-ray diffraction
1.44Å resolution

Crystal structure of the Type IV pilin subunit PilE from Neisseria meningitidis

Source organism: Neisseria meningitidis 8013
Primary publication:
Structure of the Neisseria meningitidis Type IV pilus.
Nat Commun 7 13015 (2016)
PMID: 27698424

Function and Biology Details

Biochemical function:
  • not assigned
Biological process:
  • not assigned
Cellular component:
  • not assigned

Structure analysis Details

Assembly composition:
monomeric (preferred)
Entry contents:
1 distinct polypeptide molecule
Major pilin PilE Chain: A
Molecule details ›
Chain: A
Length: 137 amino acids
Theoretical weight: 14.48 KDa
Source organism: Neisseria meningitidis 8013
Expression system: Escherichia coli
  • Canonical: A0A1C7D1B2 (Residues: 5-137; Coverage: 97%)
Gene names: NMV_0019, pilE
Sequence domains: Pilin (bacterial filament)
Structure domains: Glycoprotein, Type 4 Pilin

Ligands and Environments

No bound ligands
No modified residues

Experiments and Validation Details

Entry percentile scores
X-ray source: SSRL BEAMLINE BL7-1
Spacegroup: P212121
Unit cell:
a: 43.45Å b: 46.26Å c: 48.37Å
α: 90° β: 90° γ: 90°
R R work R free
0.188 0.187 0.21
Expression system: Escherichia coli