1HYR

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF HUMAN MICA IN COMPLEX WITH NATURAL KILLER CELL RECEPTOR NKG2D


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.282 
  • R-Value Work: 0.227 

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Literature

Complex structure of the activating immunoreceptor NKG2D and its MHC class I-like ligand MICA.

Li, P.Morris, D.L.Willcox, B.E.Steinle, A.Spies, T.Strong, R.K.

(2001) Nat.Immunol. 2: 443-451

  • DOI: 10.1038/87757

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I homolog, MICA, is a stress-inducible ligand for NKG2D, a C-type lectin-like activating immunoreceptor. The crystal structure of this ligand-receptor complex that we report here reveals an NKG2D homod ...

    The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I homolog, MICA, is a stress-inducible ligand for NKG2D, a C-type lectin-like activating immunoreceptor. The crystal structure of this ligand-receptor complex that we report here reveals an NKG2D homodimer bound to a MICA monomer in an interaction that is analogous to that seen in T cell receptor-MHC class I protein complexes. Similar surfaces on each NKG2D monomer interact with different surfaces on either the alpha1 or alpha2 domains of MICA. The binding interactions are large in area and highly complementary. The central section of the alpha2-domain helix, disordered in the structure of MICA alone, is ordered in the complex and forms part of the NKG2D interface. The extensive flexibility of the interdomain linker of MICA is shown by its altered conformation when crystallized alone or in complex with NKG2D.


    Related Citations: 
    • Crystal Structure of the MHC Class I Homolog Mic-A, a Gammadelta T Cell Ligand
      Li, P.,Willie, S.T.,Bauer, S.,Morris, D.L.,Spies, T.,Strong, R.K.
      (1999) Immunity 10: 577
    • ACTIVATION OF NK CELLS AND T CELLS BY NKG2D, A RECEPTOR FOR STRESS INDUCIBLE MICA
      Bauer, S.,Groh, V.,Wu, J.,Steinle, A.,Phillips, J.H.,Lanier, L.L.,Spies, T.
      (1999) Science 285: 727


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
NKG2-D TYPE II INTEGRAL MEMBRANE PROTEIN
B, A
137Homo sapiensGene Names: KLRK1 (D12S2489E, NKG2D)
Find proteins for P26718 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: KLRK1
Go to UniProtKB:  P26718
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
MHC CLASS I CHAIN-RELATED PROTEIN A
C
275Homo sapiensGene Names: MICA (PERB11.1)
Find proteins for Q29983 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: MICA
Go to UniProtKB:  Q29983
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.282 
  • R-Value Work: 0.227 
  • Space Group: P 4 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 122.780α = 90.00
b = 122.780β = 90.00
c = 101.820γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
DENZOdata reduction
CNSrefinement
CNSphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2001-01-21 
  • Released Date: 2001-05-23 
  • Deposition Author(s): Li, P., Strong, R.K.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2001-05-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance