Structural insights into the enzymatic mechanism of the pathogenic MAPK phosphothreonine lyase.


The OspF family of phosphothreonine lyase, including SpvC from Salmonella, irreversibly inactivates the dual-phosphorylated host MAPKs (pT-X-pY) through beta elimination. We determined crystal structures of SpvC and its complex with a phosphopeptide substrate. SpvC adopts a unique fold of alpha/beta type. The disordered N terminus harbors a canonical D… (More)


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