2HLA

SPECIFICITY POCKETS FOR THE SIDE CHAINS OF PEPTIDE ANTIGENS IN HLA-AW68


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.60 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.173 

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Literature

Specificity pockets for the side chains of peptide antigens in HLA-Aw68.

Garrett, T.P.Saper, M.A.Bjorkman, P.J.Strominger, J.L.Wiley, D.C.

(1989) Nature 342: 692-696

  • DOI: 10.1038/342692a0
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2HLA

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We have determined the structure of a second human histocompatibility glycoprotein, HLA-Aw68, by X-ray crystallography and refined it to a resolution of 2.6 A. Overall, the structure is extremely similar to that of HLA-A2 (refs 1, 2; and M.A.S. et al ...

    We have determined the structure of a second human histocompatibility glycoprotein, HLA-Aw68, by X-ray crystallography and refined it to a resolution of 2.6 A. Overall, the structure is extremely similar to that of HLA-A2 (refs 1, 2; and M.A.S. et al., manuscript in preparation), although the 11 amino-acid substitutions at polymorphic residues in the antigen-binding cleft alter the detailed shape and electrostatic charge of that site. A prominent negatively charged pocket within the cleft extends underneath the alpha-helix of the alpha 1-domain, providing a potential subsite for recognizing a positively charged side chain or peptide N terminus. Uninterpreted electron density, presumably representing an unknown 'antigen(s)', which seems to be different from that seen in the HLA-A2 structure, occupies the cleft and extends into the negatively charged pocket in HLA-Aw68. The structures of HLA-Aw68 and HLA-A2 demonstrate how polymorphism creates and alters subsites (pockets) positioned to bind peptide side chains, thereby suggesting the structural basis for allelic specificity in foreign antigen binding.


    Related Citations: 
    • Structure of the Human Class I Histocompatibility Antigen, Hla-A2
      Bjorkman, P.J., Saper, M.A., Samraoui, B., Bennett, W.S., Strominger, J.L., Wiley, D.C.
      (1987) Nature 329: 506
    • The Foreign Antigen Binding Site and T Cell Recognition Regions of Class I Histocompatibility Antigens
      Bjorkman, P.J., Saper, M.A., Samraoui, B., Bennett, W.S., Strominger, J.L., Wiley, D.C.
      (1987) Nature 329: 512
    • Crystallization and X-Ray Diffraction Studies on the Histocompatibility Antigens Hla-A2 and Hla-A28 from Human Cell Membranes
      Bjorkman, P.J., Strominger, J.L., Wiley, D.C.
      (1985) J Mol Biol 186: 205

    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
CLASS I HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGEN (HLA-Aw68)A270Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HLA-AHLAA
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PHAROS  P04439
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
BETA 2-MICROGLOBULINB99Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: B2MCDABP0092HDCMA22P
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PHAROS  P61769
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.60 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.173 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 60α = 90
b = 80.66β = 90
c = 113γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORrefinement

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  • Version 1.0: 1990-04-15
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  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
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  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
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  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-29
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