2V2W

T CELL CROSS-REACTIVITY AND CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES DURING TCR ENGAGEMENT


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.237 
  • R-Value Work: 0.199 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.200 

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Literature

T Cell Cross-Reactivity and Conformational Changes During Tcr Engagement.

Lee, J.K.Stewart-Jones, G.Dong, T.Harlos, K.Di Gleria, K.Dorrell, L.Douek, D.C.Van Der Merwe, P.A.Jones, E.Y.Mcmichael, A.J.

(2004) J Exp Med 200: 1455

  • DOI: 10.1084/jem.20041251
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2V2W, 2V2X

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • All thymically selected T cells are inherently cross-reactive, yet many data indicate a fine specificity in antigen recognition, which enables virus escape from immune control by mutation in infections such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). To address this paradox, we analyzed the fine specificity of T cells recognizing a human histocompatibility leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A2-restricted, strongly immunodominant, HIV gag epitope (SLFNTVATL) ...

    All thymically selected T cells are inherently cross-reactive, yet many data indicate a fine specificity in antigen recognition, which enables virus escape from immune control by mutation in infections such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). To address this paradox, we analyzed the fine specificity of T cells recognizing a human histocompatibility leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A2-restricted, strongly immunodominant, HIV gag epitope (SLFNTVATL). The majority of 171 variant peptides tested bound HLA-A2, but only one third were recognized. Surprisingly, one recognized variant (SLYNTVATL) showed marked differences in structure when bound to HLA-A2. T cell receptor (TCR) recognition of variants of these two peptides implied that they adopted the same conformation in the TCR-peptide-major histocompatibility complex (MHC) complex. However, the on-rate kinetics of TCR binding were identical, implying that conformational changes at the TCR-peptide-MHC binding interface occur after an initial permissive antigen contact. These findings have implications for the rational design of vaccines targeting viruses with unstable genomes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Human Immunology Unit, Medical Research Council, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DS, England, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
HLA CLASS I HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGEN, A-2 ALPHA CHAINA, D276Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HLA-AHLAA
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Entity ID: 2
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BETA-2 MICROGLOBULINB, E100Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: B2MCDABP0092HDCMA22P
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HIV P17C, F9Human immunodeficiency virusMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.237 
  • R-Value Work: 0.199 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.200 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 50.772α = 81.98
b = 63.605β = 76.26
c = 74.988γ = 77.85
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
EPMRphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2007-11-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance