2HG0

Structure of the West Nile Virus envelope glycoprotein


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.307 
  • R-Value Work: 0.261 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the West Nile virus envelope glycoprotein.

Nybakken, G.E.Nelson, C.A.Chen, B.R.Diamond, M.S.Fremont, D.H.

(2006) J.Virol. 80: 11467-11474

  • DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01125-06

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The envelope glycoprotein (E) of West Nile virus (WNV) undergoes a conformational rearrangement triggered by low pH that results in a class II fusion event required for viral entry. Herein we present the 3.0-A crystal structure of the ectodomain of W ...

    The envelope glycoprotein (E) of West Nile virus (WNV) undergoes a conformational rearrangement triggered by low pH that results in a class II fusion event required for viral entry. Herein we present the 3.0-A crystal structure of the ectodomain of WNV E, which reveals insights into the flavivirus life cycle. We found that WNV E adopts a three-domain architecture that is shared by the E proteins from dengue and tick-borne encephalitis viruses and forms a rod-shaped configuration similar to that observed in immature flavivirus particles. Interestingly, the single N-linked glycosylation site on WNV E is displaced by a novel alpha-helix, which could potentially alter lectin-mediated attachment. The localization of histidines within the hinge regions of E implicates these residues in pH-induced conformational transitions. Most strikingly, the WNV E ectodomain crystallized as a monomer, in contrast to other flavivirus E proteins, which have crystallized as antiparallel dimers. WNV E assembles in a crystalline lattice of perpendicular molecules, with the fusion loop of one E protein buried in a hydrophobic pocket at the DI-DIII interface of another. Dimeric E proteins pack their fusion loops into analogous pockets at the dimer interface. We speculate that E proteins could pivot around the fusion loop-pocket junction, allowing virion conformational transitions while minimizing fusion loop exposure.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8118, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110-1093, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Envelope glycoprotein
A
408West Nile virusMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q91R00 (West Nile virus)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q91R00
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NDG
Query on NDG

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A
2-(ACETYLAMINO)-2-DEOXY-A-D-GLUCOPYRANOSE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-PVFLNQBWSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
FUL
Query on FUL

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A
BETA-L-FUCOSE
6-DEOXY-BETA-L-GALACTOSE
C6 H12 O5
SHZGCJCMOBCMKK-KGJVWPDLSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.307 
  • R-Value Work: 0.261 
  • Space Group: P 41 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 89.599α = 90.00
b = 89.599β = 90.00
c = 154.035γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
DENZOdata reduction
CNSrefinement
MOLREPphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-11-07
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2007-10-16
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-18
    Type: Refinement description