1Q94

Structures of HLA-A*1101 in complex with immunodominant nonamer and decamer HIV-1 epitopes clearly reveal the presence of a middle anchor residue


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.272 
  • R-Value Work: 0.232 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.234 

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Literature

Structures of HLA-A*1101 complexed with immunodominant nonamer and decamer HIV-1 epitopes clearly reveal the presence of a middle, secondary anchor residue.

Li, L.Bouvier, M.

(2004) J Immunol 172: 6175-6184

  • DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.172.10.6175
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1Q94, 1QVO

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • HLA-A*1101 is one of the most common human class I alleles worldwide. An increased frequency of HLA-A*1101 has been observed in cohorts of female sex workers from Northern Thailand who are highly exposed to HIV-1 and yet have remained persistently se ...

    HLA-A*1101 is one of the most common human class I alleles worldwide. An increased frequency of HLA-A*1101 has been observed in cohorts of female sex workers from Northern Thailand who are highly exposed to HIV-1 and yet have remained persistently seronegative. In view of this apparent association of HLA-A*1101 with resistance to acquisition of HIV-1 infection, and given the importance of eliciting strong CTL responses to control and eliminate HIV-1, we have determined the crystal structure of HLA-A*1101 complexed with two immunodominant HIV-1 CTL epitopes: the nonamer reverse transcriptase(313-321) (AIFQSSMTK) and decamer Nef(73-82) (QVPLRPMTYK) peptides. The structures confirm the presence of primary anchor residues P2-Ile/-Val and P9-/P10-Lys, and also clearly reveal the presence of secondary anchor residues P6-Ser for reverse transcriptase and P7-Met for Nef. The overall backbone conformation of both peptides is defined as two bulges that are separated by a more buried middle residue. In this study, we discuss how this topology may offer functional advantages in the selection and presentation of HIV-1 CTL epitopes by HLA-A*1101. Overall, this structural analysis permits a more accurate definition of the peptide-binding motif of HLA-A*1101, the characterization of its antigenic surface, and the correlation of molecular determinants with resistance to HIV-1 infection. These studies are relevant for the rational design of HLA-A*1101-restricted CTL epitopes with improved binding and immunological properties for the development of HIV-1 vaccines.


    Organizational Affiliation

    School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
HLA class I histocompatibility antigen, A-11 alpha chainAD275Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HLA-A OR HLAAHLA-AHLAA
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PHAROS  P04439
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Entity ID: 2
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Beta-2-microglobulinBE100Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: B2MCDABP0092HDCMA22P
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PHAROS  P61769
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nonamer reverse transcriptase (AIFQSSMTK)CF9Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (Z2/CDC-Z34 ISOLATE)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: gag-pol
EC: 3.4.23.16 (UniProt), 2.7.7.49 (UniProt), 2.7.7.7 (UniProt), 3.1.26.13 (UniProt), 3.1.13.2 (UniProt), 2.7.7 (UniProt), 3.1 (UniProt)
Find proteins for P12499 (Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 group M subtype D (isolate Z2/CDC-Z34))
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.272 
  • R-Value Work: 0.232 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.234 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 45.4α = 91.5
b = 46.4β = 97.9
c = 124.3γ = 114.8
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing
CNSrefinement

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-06-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-01-31
    Changes: Experimental preparation
  • Version 1.4: 2020-02-05
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Source and taxonomy, Structure summary