1ZVS

Crystal structure of the first class MHC mamu and Tat-Tl8 complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.257 
  • R-Value Work: 0.217 

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Literature

First glimpse of the peptide presentation by rhesus macaque MHC class I: crystal structures of Mamu-A*01 complexed with two immunogenic SIV epitopes and insights into CTL escape.

Chu, F.Lou, Z.Chen, Y.W.Liu, Y.Gao, B.Zong, L.Khan, A.H.Bell, J.I.Rao, Z.Gao, G.F.

(2007) J.Immunol. 178: 944-952


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The infection of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) by the SIV is the best animal model for studying HIV infection and for AIDS vaccine development. A prevalent MHC class I allele, Mamu-A*01, is known to correlate with containment of SIV, which has bee ...

    The infection of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) by the SIV is the best animal model for studying HIV infection and for AIDS vaccine development. A prevalent MHC class I allele, Mamu-A*01, is known to correlate with containment of SIV, which has been extensively explored in studies of CTL-based vaccination concepts. We determined the crystal structures of Mamu-A*01 complexed with two immunodominant SIV epitopes: the nonamer CM9 of group-specific Ag (Gag, 181-189; CTPYDINQM) and the octamer TL8 of transcription activator (Tat, 28-35; TTPESANL). The overall structures of the two Mamu-A*01 complexes are similar to other MHC class I molecules. Both structures confirm the presence of an absolutely conserved proline anchor residue in the P3 position of the Ag, bound to a D pocket of the Mamu-A*01 H chain with optimal surface complementarity. Like other MHC/peptide complex structures, the P2 and C-terminal residues of the epitopes are also important for anchoring to the MHC molecule, whereas the middle residues form an arch and their side chains are directed into solvent. These two structures reveal details of how Mamu-A*01 interacts with two well-studied epitopes at the atomic level. We discuss the structural basis of CTL escape, based on molecular models made possible by these two structures. The results we present in this study are most relevant for the rational design of Mamu-A*01-restricted CTL epitopes with improved binding, as a step toward development of AIDS vaccines.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Center for Molecular Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 13 Beiyitiao, Zhongguancun, Beijing 100080, People's Republic of China.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
MHC class I antigen
A, D
278N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Beta-2-microglobulin
B, E
99Homo 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
Tat-Tl8
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: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.257 
  • R-Value Work: 0.217 
  • Space Group: I 4 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 182.142α = 90.00
b = 182.142β = 90.00
c = 156.693γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data collection
CNSphasing
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-06-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance