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CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A HUMAN IGM RHEUMATOID FACTOR FAB IN COMPLEX WITH ITS AUTOANTIGEN IGG FC


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.289 
  • R-Value Work: 0.225 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.225 

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Literature

Structure of human IgM rheumatoid factor Fab bound to its autoantigen IgG Fc reveals a novel topology of antibody-antigen interaction.

Corper, A.L.Sohi, M.K.Bonagura, V.R.Steinitz, M.Jefferis, R.Feinstein, A.Beale, D.Taussig, M.J.Sutton, B.J.

(1997) Nat Struct Biol 4: 374-381

  • DOI: 10.1038/nsb0597-374
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
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  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Rheumatoid factors are the characteristic autoantibodies of rheumatoid arthritis, which bind to the Fc regions of IgG molecules. Here we report the crystal structure of the Fab fragment of a patient-derived IgM rheumatoid factor (RF-AN) complexed wit ...

    Rheumatoid factors are the characteristic autoantibodies of rheumatoid arthritis, which bind to the Fc regions of IgG molecules. Here we report the crystal structure of the Fab fragment of a patient-derived IgM rheumatoid factor (RF-AN) complexed with human IgG4 Fc, at 3.2 A resolution. This is the first structure of an autoantibody-autoantigen complex. The epitope recognised in IgG Fc includes the C gamma 2/C gamma 3 cleft region, and overlaps the binding sites of bacterial Fc-binding proteins. The antibody residues involved in autorecognition are all located at the edge of the conventional combining site surface, leaving much of the latter available, potentially, for recognition of a different antigen. Since an important contact residue is somatic mutation, the structure implicates antigen-driven selection, following somatic mutation of germline genes, in the production of pathogenic rheumatoid factors.


    Related Citations: 
    • Crystallization of a Complex between the Fab Fragment of a Human Immunoglobulin M (Igm) Rheumatoid Factor (Rf-an) and the Fc Fragment of Human Igg4
      Sohi, M.K., Corper, A.L., Wan, T., Steinitz, M., Jefferis, R., Beale, D., He, M., Feinstein, A., Sutton, B.J., Taussig, M.J.
      (1996) Immunology 88: 636

    Organizational Affiliation

    Randall Institute, King's College London, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
IGG4 REA FCA206Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: IGHG4
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PHAROS  P01861
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
IGM-LAMBDA RF-AN FAB (LIGHT CHAIN)L213Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
IGM-LAMBDA RF-AN FAB (HEAVY CHAIN)H225Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.289 
  • R-Value Work: 0.225 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.225 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 160.35α = 90
b = 81.95β = 98.27
c = 64.24γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
CCP4data reduction
AMoREphasing
X-PLORrefinement
CCP4data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1998-09-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance