1RI8

Crystal Structure of the Camelid Single Domain Antibody 1D2L19 in complex with Hen Egg White Lysozyme


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.196 
  • R-Value Work: 0.173 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.174 

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Literature

Strong in vivo maturation compensates for structurally restricted H3 loops in antibody repertoires.

De Genst, E.Silence, K.Ghahroudi, M.A.Decanniere, K.Loris, R.Kinne, J.Wyns, L.Muyldermans, S.

(2005) J Biol Chem 280: 14114-14121

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M413011200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1RI8, 1RJC

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • A central paradigm in immunology states that successful generation of high affinity antibodies necessitates an immense primary repertoire of antigen-combining sites. Much of the diversity of this repertoire is provided by varying one antigen binding loop, created by inserting randomly a D (diversity) gene out of a small pool between the V and J genes ...

    A central paradigm in immunology states that successful generation of high affinity antibodies necessitates an immense primary repertoire of antigen-combining sites. Much of the diversity of this repertoire is provided by varying one antigen binding loop, created by inserting randomly a D (diversity) gene out of a small pool between the V and J genes. It is therefore assumed that any particular D-encoded region surrounded by different V and J regions adopts a different conformation. We have solved the structure of two lysozyme-specific variable domains of heavy-chain antibodies isolated from two strictly unrelated dromedaries. These antibodies recombined identical D gene sequences to different V and J precursors with significant variance in their V(D)J junctions. Despite these large differences, the D-encoded loop segments adopt remarkably identical architectures, thus directing the antibodies toward identical epitopes. Furthermore, a striking convergent maturation process occurred in the V region, adapting both binders for their sub-nanomolar affinity association with lysozyme. Hence, on a structural level, humoral immunity may rely more on well developed maturation and selection systems than on the acquisition of large primary repertoires.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions, Vlaams Interuniversitair Instituut voor Biotechnologie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. edegenst@vub.ac.be



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
camelid ANTIBODY HEAVY CHAINA134Camelus dromedariusMutation(s): 0 
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Lysozyme CB129Gallus gallusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: LYZ
EC: 3.2.1.17
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Go to UniProtKB:  P00698
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
Query on GOL

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C [auth B]GLYCEROL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.196 
  • R-Value Work: 0.173 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.174 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 51.496α = 90
b = 53.43β = 90
c = 104.454γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
CCP4data scaling
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2005-02-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance