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Crystal structure of the Fab fragment of therapeutic antibody Basiliximab in complex with IL-2Ra (CD25) ectodomain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.262 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 

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Literature

Structural basis for the blockage of IL-2 signaling by therapeutic antibody basiliximab

Du, J.Yang, H.Zhang, D.Wang, J.Guo, H.Peng, B.Guo, Y.Ding, J.

(2010) J.Immunol. 184: 1361-1368

  • DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.0903178

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • IL-2 signaling plays a central role in the initiation and activation of immune responses. Correspondingly, blockage of this pathway leads to inhibition of the immune system and would provide some therapeutic benefits. Basiliximab (Simulect), a therap ...

    IL-2 signaling plays a central role in the initiation and activation of immune responses. Correspondingly, blockage of this pathway leads to inhibition of the immune system and would provide some therapeutic benefits. Basiliximab (Simulect), a therapeutic mAb drug with specificity against IL-2R alpha of T cells, was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1998. It has been proven to be effective in the suppression of the IL-2 pathway and hence has been widely used to prevent allograft rejection in organ transplantation, especially in kidney transplants. In this study, we report the crystal structure of the basiliximab Fab in complex with the ectodomain of IL-2R alpha at 2.9 A resolution. In the complex structure, the Fab interacts with IL-2R alpha with extensive hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions, accounting for a high binding affinity of 0.14 nM. The Ag binding site of basiliximab consists of all six CDR loops that form a large binding interface with a central shallow hydrophobic groove surrounded by four hydrophilic patches. The discontinuous epitope is composed of several segments from the D1 domain and a minor segment from the D2 domain that overlap with most of the regions responsible for the interactions with IL-2. Thus, basiliximab binding can completely block the interactions of IL-2 with IL-2R alpha and hence inhibit the activation of the IL-2 signal pathway. The structural results also provide important implications for the development of improved and new IL-2R alpha-targeted mAb drugs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    State Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Research Center for Structural Biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Heavy chain of Fab fragment of Basiliximab
A, C, H
215N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Light chain of Fab fragment of Basiliximab
B, D, L
210Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: IGKC
Find proteins for P01834 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P01834
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Interleukin-2 receptor alpha chain
I, J, K
223Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: IL2RA
Find proteins for P01589 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: IL2RA
Go to UniProtKB:  P01589
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
BMA
Query on BMA

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I, J, K
BETA-D-MANNOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-RWOPYEJCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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I, J, K
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.262 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 
  • Space Group: P 65 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 137.051α = 90.00
b = 137.051β = 90.00
c = 459.095γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data collection
PHASERphasing
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-01-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2014-02-05
    Type: Source and taxonomy