2FIK

Structure of a microbial glycosphingolipid bound to mouse CD1d


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.243 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 

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Literature

Design of natural killer T cell activators: structure and function of a microbial glycosphingolipid bound to mouse CD1d.

Wu, D.Zajonc, D.M.Fujio, M.Sullivan, B.A.Kinjo, Y.Kronenberg, M.Wilson, I.A.Wong, C.H.

(2006) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.Usa 103: 3972-3977

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0600285103

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Natural killer T (NKT) cells provide an innate-type immune response upon T cell receptor interaction with CD1d-presented antigens. We demonstrate through equilibrium tetramer binding and antigen presentation assays with Valpha14i-positive NKT cell hy ...

    Natural killer T (NKT) cells provide an innate-type immune response upon T cell receptor interaction with CD1d-presented antigens. We demonstrate through equilibrium tetramer binding and antigen presentation assays with Valpha14i-positive NKT cell hybridomas that the Sphingomonas glycolipid alpha-galacturonosyl ceramide (GalA-GSL) is a NKT cell agonist that is significantly weaker than alpha-galactosylceramide (alpha-GalCer), the most potent known NKT agonist. For GalA-GSL, a shorter fatty acyl chain, an absence of the 4-OH on the sphingosine tail and a 6'-COOH group on the galactose moiety account for its observed antigenic potency. We further determined the crystal structure of mCD1d in complex with GalA-GSL at 1.8-A resolution. The overall binding mode of GalA-GSL to mCD1d is similar to that of the short-chain alpha-GalCer ligand PBS-25, but its sphinganine chain is more deeply inserted into the F' pocket due to alternate hydrogen-bonding interactions between the sphinganine 3-OH with Asp-80. Subsequently, a slight lateral shift (>1 A) of the galacturonosyl head group is noted at the CD1 surface compared with the galactose of alpha-GalCer. Because the relatively short C(14) fatty acid of GalA-GSL does not fully occupy the A' pocket, a spacer lipid is found that stabilizes this pocket. The lipid spacer was identified by GC/MS as a mixture of saturated and monounsaturated palmitic acid (C(16)). Comparison of available crystal structures of alpha-anomeric glycosphingolipids now sheds light on the structural basis of their differential antigenic potency and has led to the design and synthesis of NKT cell agonists with enhanced cell-based stimulatory activities compared with alpha-GalCer.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
T-cell surface glycoprotein CD1d1
A
287Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Cd1d1 (Cd1.1)
Find proteins for P11609 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P11609
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
B(2)-microglobulin
B
99Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: B2m
Find proteins for P01887 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P01887
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GSL
Query on GSL

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A
(2S,3R)-3-HYDROXY-2-(TETRADECANOYLAMINO)OCTADECYL ALPHA-D-GALACTOPYRANOSIDURONIC ACID
(2S,3R)-N-MYRISTOYL-1-O-(ALPHA-D-GALACTURONOSYL)-2-N-OCTADECANE-3-OL
C38 H73 N O9
IRPOZWRRAFKYMQ-LMIAXWKISA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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A
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
PLM
Query on PLM

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A
PALMITIC ACID
C16 H32 O2
IPCSVZSSVZVIGE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.243 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 42.295α = 90.00
b = 107.661β = 90.00
c = 110.699γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
CCP4data scaling
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2005-12-29 
  • Released Date: 2006-03-21 
  • Deposition Author(s): Wu, D., Zajonc, D.M.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-03-21
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance