2ME1

HIV-1 gp41 clade B double alanine mutant Membrane Proximal External Region peptide in DPC micelle


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 30 
  • Conformers Submitted: 10 
  • Selection Criteria: target function 

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Literature

Disruption of Helix-Capping Residues 671 and 674 Reveals a Role in HIV-1 Entry for a Specialized Hinge Segment of the Membrane Proximal External Region of gp41.

Sun, Z.Y.Cheng, Y.Kim, M.Song, L.Choi, J.Kudahl, U.J.Brusic, V.Chowdhury, B.Yu, L.Seaman, M.S.Bellot, G.Shih, W.M.Wagner, G.Reinherz, E.L.

(2014) J.Mol.Biol. 426: 1095-1108

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2013.09.030
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus type 1) uses its trimeric gp160 envelope (Env) protein consisting of non-covalently associated gp120 and gp41 subunits to mediate entry into human T lymphocytes. A facile virus fusion mechanism compensates for the ...

    HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus type 1) uses its trimeric gp160 envelope (Env) protein consisting of non-covalently associated gp120 and gp41 subunits to mediate entry into human T lymphocytes. A facile virus fusion mechanism compensates for the sparse Env copy number observed on viral particles and includes a 22-amino-acid, lentivirus-specific adaptation at the gp41 base (amino acid residues 662-683), termed the membrane proximal external region (MPER). We show by NMR and EPR that the MPER consists of a structurally conserved pair of viral lipid-immersed helices separated by a hinge with tandem joints that can be locked by capping residues between helices. This design fosters efficient HIV-1 fusion via interconverting structures while, at the same time, affording immune escape. Disruption of both joints by double alanine mutations at Env positions 671 and 674 (AA) results in attenuation of Env-mediated cell-cell fusion and hemifusion, as well as viral infectivity mediated by both CD4-dependent and CD4-independent viruses. The potential mechanism of disruption was revealed by structural analysis of MPER conformational changes induced by AA mutation. A deeper acyl chain-buried MPER middle section and the elimination of cross-hinge rigid-body motion almost certainly impede requisite structural rearrangements during the fusion process, explaining the absence of MPER AA variants among all known naturally occurring HIV-1 viral sequences. Furthermore, those broadly neutralization antibodies directed against the HIV-1 MPER exploit the tandem joint architecture involving helix capping, thereby disrupting hinge function.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Gp41
A
27Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 group M subtype BMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: env
Find proteins for P04578 (Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 group M subtype B)
Go to UniProtKB:  P04578
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 30 
  • Conformers Submitted: 10 
  • Selection Criteria: target function 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-10-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-03-05
    Type: Database references