3IF1

Crystal structure of 237mAb in complex with a GalNAc


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.39 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.285 
  • R-Value Work: 0.224 

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Literature

Antibody recognition of a unique tumor-specific glycopeptide antigen.

Brooks, C.L.Schietinger, A.Borisova, S.N.Kufer, P.Okon, M.Hirama, T.Mackenzie, C.R.Wang, L.X.Schreiber, H.Evans, S.V.

(2010) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 107: 10056-10061

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0915176107
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Aberrant glycosylation and the overexpression of certain carbohydrate moieties is a consistent feature of cancers, and tumor-associated oligosaccharides are actively investigated as targets for immunotherapy. One of the most common aberrations in gly ...

    Aberrant glycosylation and the overexpression of certain carbohydrate moieties is a consistent feature of cancers, and tumor-associated oligosaccharides are actively investigated as targets for immunotherapy. One of the most common aberrations in glycosylation patterns is the presentation of a single O-linked N-acetylgalactosamine on a threonine or serine residue known as the "Tn antigen." Whereas the ubiquitous nature of Tn antigens on cancers has made them a natural focus of vaccine research, such carbohydrate moieties are not always tumor-specific and have been observed on embryonic and nonmalignant adult tissue. Here we report the structural basis of binding of a complex of a monoclonal antibody (237mAb) with a truly tumor-specific glycopeptide containing the Tn antigen. In contrast to glycopeptide-specific antibodies in complex with simple peptides, 237mAb does not recognize a conformational epitope induced in the peptide by sugar substitution. Instead, 237mAb uses a pocket coded by germ-line genes to completely envelope the carbohydrate moiety itself while interacting with the peptide moiety in a shallow groove. Thus, 237mAb achieves its striking tumor specificity, with no observed physiological cross-reactivity to the unglycosylated peptide or the free glycan, by a combination of multiple weak but specific interactions to both the peptide and to the glycan portions of the antigen.


    Related Citations: 
    • A mutant chaperone converts a wild-type protein into a tumor-specific antigen
      Schietinger, A.,Philip, M.,Yoshida, B.A.,Azadi, P.,Liu, H.,Meredith, S.C.,Schreiber, H.
      (2006) Science 314: 304


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada V8P 3P6.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Immunoglobulin light chain (IgG2a)
A, C
215N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgG2a)
B, D
217N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
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A, C, D
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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A, C
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NGA
Query on NGA

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B, D
N-ACETYL-D-GALACTOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-JAJWTYFOSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.39 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.285 
  • R-Value Work: 0.224 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 279.350α = 90.00
b = 38.420β = 109.11
c = 95.990γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
d*TREKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
d*TREKdata processing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-06-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-11-16
    Type: Atomic model