2Z3R

Crystal structure of the IL-15/IL-15Ra complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.206 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the IL-15-IL-15Ralpha complex, a cytokine-receptor unit presented in trans

Chirifu, M.Hayashi, C.Nakamura, T.Toma, S.Shuto, T.Kai, H.Yamagata, Y.Davis, S.J.Ikemizu, S.

(2007) Nat Immunol 8: 1001-1007

  • DOI: 10.1038/ni1492
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2Z3Q, 2Z3R

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Interleukin 15 (IL-15) and IL-2, which promote the survival of memory CD8(+) T cells and regulatory T cells, respectively, bind receptor complexes that share beta- and gamma-signaling subunits. Receptor specificity is provided by unique, nonsignaling alpha-subunits ...

    Interleukin 15 (IL-15) and IL-2, which promote the survival of memory CD8(+) T cells and regulatory T cells, respectively, bind receptor complexes that share beta- and gamma-signaling subunits. Receptor specificity is provided by unique, nonsignaling alpha-subunits. Whereas IL-2 receptor-alpha (IL-2Ralpha) is expressed together in cis with the beta- and gamma-subunits on T cells and B cells, IL-15Ralpha is expressed in trans on antigen-presenting cells. Here we present a 1.85-A crystal structure of the human IL-15-IL-15Ralpha complex. The structure provides insight into the molecular basis of the specificity of cytokine recognition and emphasizes the importance of water in generating this very high-affinity complex. Despite very low IL-15-IL-2 sequence homology and distinct receptor architecture, the topologies of the IL-15-IL-15Ralpha and IL-2-IL-2Ralpha complexes are very similar. Our data raise the possibility that IL-2, like IL-15, might be capable of being presented in trans in the context of its unique receptor alpha-chain.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 5-1 Oe-honmachi, Kumamoto 862-0973, Japan.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Interleukin-15A, C, E, G, I, K, M, O119Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: IL-15IL15
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Interleukin-15 receptor alpha chainB, D, F, H, J, L, N, P107Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: IL-15RAIL15RA
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.206 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 81.8α = 90
b = 127.035β = 90
c = 191.331γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
COMOphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2007-09-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance