3SRP

Structure of Rivax: A Human Ricin Vaccine


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.14 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.218 

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Literature

Structure of RiVax: a recombinant ricin vaccine.

Legler, P.M.Brey, R.N.Smallshaw, J.E.Vitetta, E.S.Millard, C.B.

(2011) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 67: 826-830

  • DOI: 10.1107/S0907444911026771
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3SRP

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • RiVax is a recombinant protein that is currently under clinical development as part of a human vaccine to protect against ricin poisoning. RiVax includes ricin A-chain (RTA) residues 1-267 with two intentional amino-acid substitutions, V76M and Y80A, aimed at reducing toxicity ...

    RiVax is a recombinant protein that is currently under clinical development as part of a human vaccine to protect against ricin poisoning. RiVax includes ricin A-chain (RTA) residues 1-267 with two intentional amino-acid substitutions, V76M and Y80A, aimed at reducing toxicity. Here, the crystal structure of RiVax was solved to 2.1 Å resolution and it was shown that it is superposable with that of the ricin toxin A-chain from Ricinus communis with a root-mean-square deviation of 0.6 Å over 258 C(α) atoms. The RiVax structure is also compared with the recently determined structure of another potential ricin-vaccine immunogen, RTA 1-33/44-198 R48C/T77C. Finally, the locations and solvent-exposure of two toxin-neutralizing B-cell epitopes were examined and it was found that these epitopes are within or near regions predicted to be involved in catalysis. The results demonstrate the composition of the RiVax clinical material and will guide ongoing protein-engineering strategies to develop improved immunogens.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Naval Research Laboratories, Washington, DC 20375, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Ricin A chain A268Ricinus communisMutation(s): 2 
EC: 3.2.2.22
Find proteins for P02879 (Ricinus communis)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P02879
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.14 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.218 
  • Space Group: P 41 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 66.56α = 90
b = 66.56β = 90
c = 136.72γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PROTEUM PLUSdata collection
AMoREphasing
REFMACrefinement
SAINTdata reduction
SADABSdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2011-08-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-01-11
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2019-09-04
    Changes: Advisory, Data collection