3L26

Crystal structure of Zaire Ebola VP35 interferon inhibitory domain bound to 8 bp dsRNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.179 

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Literature

Structural basis for dsRNA recognition and interferon antagonism by Ebola VP35.

Leung, D.W.Prins, K.C.Borek, D.M.Farahbakhsh, M.Tufariello, J.M.Ramanan, P.Nix, J.C.Helgeson, L.A.Otwinowski, Z.Honzatko, R.B.Basler, C.F.Amarasinghe, G.K.

(2010) Nat.Struct.Mol.Biol. 17: 165-172

  • DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.1765
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  3L25, 3L27, 3L28

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ebola viral protein 35 (VP35), encoded by the highly pathogenic Ebola virus, facilitates host immune evasion by antagonizing antiviral signaling pathways, including those initiated by RIG-I-like receptors. Here we report the crystal structure of the ...

    Ebola viral protein 35 (VP35), encoded by the highly pathogenic Ebola virus, facilitates host immune evasion by antagonizing antiviral signaling pathways, including those initiated by RIG-I-like receptors. Here we report the crystal structure of the Ebola VP35 interferon inhibitory domain (IID) bound to short double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), which together with in vivo results reveals how VP35-dsRNA interactions contribute to immune evasion. Conserved basic residues in VP35 IID recognize the dsRNA backbone, whereas the dsRNA blunt ends are 'end-capped' by a pocket of hydrophobic residues that mimic RIG-I-like receptor recognition of blunt-end dsRNA. Residues critical for RNA binding are also important for interferon inhibition in vivo but not for viral polymerase cofactor function of VP35. These results suggest that simultaneous recognition of dsRNA backbone and blunt ends provides a mechanism by which Ebola VP35 antagonizes host dsRNA sensors and immune responses.


    Related Citations: 
    • Preliminary X-ray studies of the Ebola VP35 IFN inhibitory domain bound to double stranded RNA.
      Leung, D.W.,Prins, K.C.,Borek, D.M.,Farahbakhsh, M.,Tufariello, J.M.,Ramanan, P.,Nix, J.C.,Helgeson, L.A.,Otwinowski, Z.,Honzatko, R.B.,Basler, C.F.,Amarasinghe, G.K.
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    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Polymerase cofactor VP35
A, B
129Zaire ebolavirus (strain Mayinga-76)Gene Names: VP35
Find proteins for Q05127 (Zaire ebolavirus (strain Mayinga-76))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q05127
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
RNA (5'-R(*CP*GP*CP*AP*UP*GP*CP*G)-3')C8N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CL
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A, B
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
MG
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A, B, C
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.179 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 81.025α = 90.00
b = 81.025β = 90.00
c = 90.249γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
d*TREKdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PHASERphasing
d*TREKdata reduction
CrystalCleardata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-01-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Version format compliance