3NXD

JC polyomavirus VP1 in complex with LSTc


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.180 

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Literature

Structure-function analysis of the human JC polyomavirus establishes the LSTc pentasaccharide as a functional receptor motif.

Neu, U.Maginnis, M.S.Palma, A.S.Stroh, L.J.Nelson, C.D.Feizi, T.Atwood, W.J.Stehle, T.

(2010) Cell Host Microbe 8: 309-319

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2010.09.004
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3NXG, 3NXD

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The human JC polyomavirus (JCV) causes a fatal demyelinating disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), in immunocompromised individuals. Current treatment options for PML are inadequate. Sialylated oligosaccharides and the serotonin receptor are known to be necessary for JCV entry, but the molecular interactions underlying JCV attachment remain unknown ...

    The human JC polyomavirus (JCV) causes a fatal demyelinating disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), in immunocompromised individuals. Current treatment options for PML are inadequate. Sialylated oligosaccharides and the serotonin receptor are known to be necessary for JCV entry, but the molecular interactions underlying JCV attachment remain unknown. Using glycan array screening and viral infectivity assays, we identify a linear sialylated pentasaccharide with the sequence NeuNAc-α2,6-Gal-β1,4-GlcNAc-β1,3-Gal-β1,4-Glc (LSTc) present on host glycoproteins and glycolipids as a specific JCV recognition motif. The crystal structure of the JCV capsid protein VP1 was solved alone and in complex with LSTc. It reveals extensive interactions with the terminal sialic acid of the LSTc motif and specific recognition of an extended conformation of LSTc. Mutations in the JCV oligosaccharide-binding sites abolish cell attachment, viral spread, and infectivity, further validating the importance of this interaction. Our findings provide a powerful platform for the development of antiviral compounds.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Interfaculty Institute for Biochemistry, University of Tübingen, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Major capsid protein VP1 ABCDE272JC polyomavirusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: VP1
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Go to UniProtKB:  P03089
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Oligosaccharides

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation3D Interactions
N-acetyl-alpha-neuraminic acid-(2-6)-beta-D-galactopyranose-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-3)-beta-D-galactopyranose-(1-4)-beta-D-glucopyranose
F, G
5 N/A Oligosaccharides Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.180 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 149.67α = 90
b = 96.34β = 110.28
c = 128.22γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
RemDAqdata collection
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2010-11-17
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Atomic model, Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Structure summary