3FTG

Crystal Structure of H2Db in complex with NP366-N3A variant peptide from influenza


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.304 
  • R-Value Work: 0.221 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.229 

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Literature

Protective efficacy of cross-reactive CD8+ T cells recognising mutant viral epitopes depends on peptide-MHC-I structural interactions and T cell activation threshold.

Valkenburg, S.A.Gras, S.Guillonneau, C.La Gruta, N.L.Thomas, P.G.Purcell, A.W.Rossjohn, J.Doherty, P.C.Turner, S.J.Kedzierska, K.

(2010) PLoS Pathog 6: e1001039-e1001039

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001039
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3FTG

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Emergence of a new influenza strain leads to a rapid global spread of the virus due to minimal antibody immunity. Pre-existing CD8(+) T-cell immunity directed towards conserved internal viral regions can greatly ameliorate the disease. However, mutat ...

    Emergence of a new influenza strain leads to a rapid global spread of the virus due to minimal antibody immunity. Pre-existing CD8(+) T-cell immunity directed towards conserved internal viral regions can greatly ameliorate the disease. However, mutational escape within the T cell epitopes is a substantial issue for virus control and vaccine design. Although mutations can result in a loss of T cell recognition, some variants generate cross-reactive T cell responses. In this study, we used reverse genetics to modify the influenza NP(336-374) peptide at a partially-solvent exposed residue (N->A, NPN3A mutation) to assess the availability, effectiveness and mechanism underlying influenza-specific cross-reactive T cell responses. The engineered virus induced a diminished CD8(+) T cell response and selected a narrowed T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire within two V beta regions (V beta 8.3 and V beta 9). This can be partially explained by the H-2D(b)NPN3A structure that showed a loss of several contacts between the NPN3A peptide and H-2D(b), including a contact with His155, a position known to play an important role in mediating TCR-pMHC-I interactions. Despite these differences, common cross-reactive TCRs were detected in both the naïve and immune NPN3A-specific TCR repertoires. However, while the NPN3A epitope primes memory T-cells that give an equivalent recall response to the mutant or wild-type (wt) virus, both are markedly lower than wt->wt challenge. Such decreased CD8(+) responses elicited after heterologous challenge resulted in delayed viral clearance from the infected lung. Furthermore, mice first exposed to the wt virus give a poor, low avidity response following secondary infection with the mutant. Thus, the protective efficacy of cross-reactive CD8(+) T cells recognising mutant viral epitopes depend on peptide-MHC-I structural interactions and functional avidity. Our study does not support vaccine strategies that include immunization against commonly selected cross-reactive variants with mutations at partially-solvent exposed residues that have characteristics comparable to NPN3A.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
H-2 class I histocompatibility antigen, D-B alpha chainA281Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: H2-D1
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Beta-2-microglobulinB100Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: B2m
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IMPC  MGI:88127
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
NP366-N3A variant peptide from influenza virusC9N/AMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.304 
  • R-Value Work: 0.221 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.229 
  • Space Group: I 2 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 93.64α = 90
b = 94.98β = 90
c = 132.24γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XSCALEdata scaling
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
CrystalCleardata collection
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-12-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2012-02-29
    Changes: Database references