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Crystal Structure of Lyme Disease Variable Surface Antigen VlsE of Borrelia burgdorferi


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.291 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 

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Literature

Crystal structure of Lyme disease variable surface antigen VlsE of Borrelia burgdorferi.

Eicken, C.Sharma, V.Klabunde, T.Lawrenz, M.B.Hardham, J.M.Norris, S.J.Sacchettini, J.C.

(2002) J.Biol.Chem. 277: 21691-21696

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M201547200

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • VlsE is an outer surface lipoprotein of Borrelia burgdorferi that undergoes antigenic variation through an elaborate gene conversion mechanism and is thought to play a major role in the immune response to the Lyme disease borellia. The crystal struct ...

    VlsE is an outer surface lipoprotein of Borrelia burgdorferi that undergoes antigenic variation through an elaborate gene conversion mechanism and is thought to play a major role in the immune response to the Lyme disease borellia. The crystal structure of recombinant variant protein VlsE1 at 2.3-A resolution reveals that the six variable regions form loop structures that constitute most of the membrane distal surface of VlsE, covering the predominantly alpha-helical, invariant regions of the protein. The surface localization of the variable amino acid segments appears to protect the conserved regions from interaction with antibodies and hence may contribute to immune evasion.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Center for Structural Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-2128, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
VlsE1
A, B, C, D
348Borreliella burgdorferiGene Names: vlsE
Find proteins for O06878 (Borreliella burgdorferi)
Go to UniProtKB:  O06878
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B, C, D
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.291 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 
  • Space Group: P 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 85.171α = 90.00
b = 59.178β = 104.58
c = 116.149γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SOLVEphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-06-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance