2M5F

NMR Structure of the Complete Internal Fusion Loop mutant L529A/I544A from Ebolavirus GP2 at pH 5.5


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Ebolavirus Entry Requires a Compact Hydrophobic Fist at the Tip of the Fusion Loop.

Gregory, S.M.Larsson, P.Nelson, E.A.Kasson, P.M.White, J.M.Tamm, L.K.

(2014) J.Virol. 88: 6636-6649

  • DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00396-14
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ebolavirus is an enveloped virus causing severe hemorrhagic fever. Its surface glycoproteins undergo proteolytic cleavage and rearrangements to permit membrane fusion and cell entry. Here we focus on the glycoprotein's internal fusion loop (FL), crit ...

    Ebolavirus is an enveloped virus causing severe hemorrhagic fever. Its surface glycoproteins undergo proteolytic cleavage and rearrangements to permit membrane fusion and cell entry. Here we focus on the glycoprotein's internal fusion loop (FL), critical for low-pH-triggered fusion in the endosome. Alanine mutations at L529 and I544 and particularly the L529 I544 double mutation compromised viral entry and fusion. The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) structures of the I544A and L529A I544A mutants in lipid environments showed significant disruption of a three-residue scaffold that is required for the formation of a consolidated fusogenic hydrophobic surface at the tip of the FL. Biophysical experiments and molecular simulation revealed the position of the wild-type (WT) FL in membranes and showed the inability of the inactive double mutant to reach this position. Consolidation of hydrophobic residues at the tip of FLs may be a common requirement for internal FLs of class I, II, and III fusion proteins.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Center for Membrane Biology and Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.,Department of Cell Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.,Center for Membrane Biology and Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA lkt2e@virginia.edu.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Virion spike glycoprotein
A
54Zaire ebolavirusMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: GP
Find proteins for A9QPL9 (Zaire ebolavirus)
Go to UniProtKB:  A9QPL9
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-02-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-05-28
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2014-06-04
    Type: Database references