Ves v 5, an allergen from Vespula vulgaris venom

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.209 

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Major Venom Allergen of Yellow Jackets, Ves V 5: Structural Characterization of a Pathogenesis-Related Protein Superfamily.

Henriksen, A.King, T.P.Mirza, O.Monsalve, R.I.Meno, K.Ipsen, H.Larsen, J.N.Gajhede, M.Spangfort, M.D.

(2001) Proteins 45: 438

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/prot.1160
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Ves v 5 is one of three major allergens found in yellow-jacket venom: phospholipase A(1) (Ves v 1), hyaluronidase (Ves v 2), and antigen 5 (Ves v 5). Ves v 5 is related by high amino acid sequence identity to pathogenesis-related proteins including proteins from mammals, reptiles, insects, fungi, and plants. The crystal structure of Ves v 5 has been solved and refined to a resolution of 1.9 A. The majority of residues conserved between the pathogenesis-related proteins can be rationalized in terms of hydrogen bonding patterns and hydrophobic interactions defining an alpha-beta-alpha sandwich core structure. A small number of consensus residues are solvent exposed (including two adjacent histidines) and located in an elongated cavity that forms a putative active site. The site has no structural resemblance to previously characterized enzymes. Homologous antigen 5's from a large number of different yellow jackets, hornets, and paper wasps are known and patients show varying extents of cross-reactivity to the related antigen 5's. The structure of Ves v 5 allows a detailed analysis of the epitopes that may participate in antigenic cross-reactivity, findings that are useful for the development of a vaccine for treatment of insect allergy.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Protein Structure Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. anette@crc.dk

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
VES V 5209Vespula vulgarisMutation(s): 0 
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UniProt GroupQ05110
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Ligands 1 Unique
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.209 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 45.359α = 90
b = 62.179β = 90
c = 82.777γ = 90
Software Package:
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DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2000-10-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-01-17
    Changes: Data collection