1KT2

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF CLASS II MHC MOLECULE IEK BOUND TO MOTH CYTOCHROME C PEPTIDE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.294 
  • R-Value Work: 0.220 

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Literature

Structural basis of cytochrome c presentation by IE(k).

Fremont, D.H.Dai, S.Chiang, H.Crawford, F.Marrack, P.Kappler, J.

(2002) J.Exp.Med. 195: 1043-1052

  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1KTD

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The COOH-terminal peptides of pigeon and moth cytochrome c, bound to mouse IE(k), are two of the most thoroughly studied T cell antigens. We have solved the crystal structures of the moth peptide and a weak agonist-antagonist variant of the pigeon pe ...

    The COOH-terminal peptides of pigeon and moth cytochrome c, bound to mouse IE(k), are two of the most thoroughly studied T cell antigens. We have solved the crystal structures of the moth peptide and a weak agonist-antagonist variant of the pigeon peptide bound to IE(k). The moth peptide and all other peptides whose structures have been solved bound to IE(k), have a lysine filling the p9 pocket of IE(k). However, the pigeon peptide has an alanine at p9 shifting the lysine to p10. Rather than kinking to place the lysine in the anchor pocket, the pigeon peptide takes the extended course through the binding groove, which is characteristic of all other peptides bound to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II. Thus, unlike MHC class I, in which peptides often kink to place optimally anchoring side chains, MHC class II imposes an extended peptide conformation even at the cost of a highly conserved anchor residue. The substitution of Ser for Thr at p8 in the variant pigeon peptide induces no detectable surface change other than the loss of the side chain methyl group, despite the dramatic change in recognition by T cells. Finally, these structures can be used to interpret the many published mutational studies of these ligands and the T cell receptors that recognize them.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
H-2 class II histocompatibility antigen, E-D alpha chain
A, C
182Mus musculusGene Names: H2-Ea
Find proteins for P01904 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P01904
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Fusion protein consisting of cytochrome C peptide, glycine rich linker, and MHC E-beta-k
B, D
213Mus musculusGene Names: H2-Eb1
Find proteins for P04230 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P04230
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NAG
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A, B, C, D
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.294 
  • R-Value Work: 0.220 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 147.790α = 90.00
b = 56.930β = 92.12
c = 115.990γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
AMoREphasing
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-05-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance