3BKJ

Crystal structure of Fab wo2 bound to the n terminal domain of amyloid beta peptide (1-16)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.59 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.231 
  • R-Value Work: 0.188 

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Literature

Amyloid-beta-anti-amyloid-beta complex structure reveals an extended conformation in the immunodominant B-cell epitope.

Miles, L.A.Wun, K.S.Crespi, G.A.Fodero-Tavoletti, M.T.Galatis, D.Bagley, C.J.Beyreuther, K.Masters, C.L.Cappai, R.McKinstry, W.J.Barnham, K.J.Parker, M.W.

(2008) J.Mol.Biol. 377: 181-192

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2007.12.036
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. Amyloid-beta (A beta) peptide, generated by proteolytic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein, is central to AD pathogenesis. Most pharmaceutical activity in AD research has focused on ...

    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. Amyloid-beta (A beta) peptide, generated by proteolytic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein, is central to AD pathogenesis. Most pharmaceutical activity in AD research has focused on A beta, its generation and clearance from the brain. In particular, there is much interest in immunotherapy approaches with a number of anti-A beta antibodies in clinical trials. We have developed a monoclonal antibody, called WO2, which recognises the A beta peptide. To this end, we have determined the three-dimensional structure, to near atomic resolution, of both the antibody and the complex with its antigen, the A beta peptide. The structures reveal the molecular basis for WO2 recognition and binding of A beta. The A beta peptide adopts an extended, coil-like conformation across its major immunodominant B-cell epitope between residues 2 and 8. We have also studied the antibody-bound A beta peptide in the presence of metals known to affect its aggregation state and show that WO2 inhibits these interactions. Thus, antibodies that target the N-terminal region of A beta, such as WO2, hold promise for therapeutic development.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Biota Structural Biology Laboratory, St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, 9 Princes Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
WO2 IgG2a Fab fragment Light Chain Kappa
L
252Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Igkc (Igk-C)
Find proteins for A2NHM3 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  A2NHM3
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
WO2 IgG2a Fab fragment Heavy Chain
H
224Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for P84751 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P84751
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Amyloid Beta Peptide
A
16Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: APP (A4, AD1)
Find proteins for P05067 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: APP
Go to UniProtKB:  P05067
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.59 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.231 
  • R-Value Work: 0.188 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 51.743α = 90.00
b = 66.632β = 90.00
c = 115.160γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOLREPphasing
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
DENZOdata reduction
CrystalCleardata collection
AMoREphasing
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-04-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance