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CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF HLA-A*0201/OCTAMERIC TAX PEPTIDE COMPLEX


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.192 

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Literature

The structure and stability of an HLA-A*0201/octameric tax peptide complex with an empty conserved peptide-N-terminal binding site.

Khan, A.R.Baker, B.M.Ghosh, P.Biddison, W.E.Wiley, D.C.

(2000) J.Immunol. 164: 6398-6405

  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The crystal structure of the human class I MHC molecule HLA-A2 complexed with of an octameric peptide, Tax8 (LFGYPVYV), from human T cell lymphotrophic virus-1 (HTLV-1) has been determined. This structure is compared with a newly refined, higher reso ...

    The crystal structure of the human class I MHC molecule HLA-A2 complexed with of an octameric peptide, Tax8 (LFGYPVYV), from human T cell lymphotrophic virus-1 (HTLV-1) has been determined. This structure is compared with a newly refined, higher resolution (1.8 A) structure of HLA-A2 complexed with the nonameric Tax9 peptide (LLFGYPVYV) with one more N-terminal residue. Despite the absence of a peptide residue (P1) bound in the conserved N-terminal peptide-binding pocket of the Tax8/HLA-A2 complex, the structures of the two complexes are essentially identical. Water molecules in the Tax8 complex replace the terminal amino group of the Tax9 peptide and mediate a network of hydrogen bonds among the secondary structural elements at that end of the peptide-binding groove. Thermal denaturation measurements indicate that the Tax8 complex is much less stable, DeltaTm = 16 degrees C, than the Tax9 complex, but both can sensitize target cells for lysis by some Tax-specific CTL from HTLV-1 infected individuals. The absence of a P1 peptide residue is thus not enough to prevent formation of a "closed conformation" of the peptide-binding site. TCR affinity measurements and cytotoxic T cell assays indicate that the Tax8/HLA-A2 complex does not functionally cross-react with the A6-TCR-bearing T cell clone specific for Tax9/HLA-A2 complexes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
HLA-A2*0201
A, D
275Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HLA-A (HLAA)
Find proteins for P01892 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: HLA-A
Go to UniProtKB:  P01892
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
BETA-2 MICROGLOBULIN
B, E
100Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: B2M
Find proteins for P61769 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: B2M
Go to UniProtKB:  P61769
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
HTLV-1 OCTAMERIC TAX PEPTIDE
C, F
8N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.192 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 50.340α = 82.01
b = 62.860β = 76.10
c = 74.840γ = 77.96
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
AMoREphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling
DENZOdata reduction
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2000-02-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance