3LS4

Crystal Structure of Anti-tetrahydrocannabinol Fab Fragment in Complex with THC


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.261 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 

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Literature

A structural insight into the molecular recognition of a (-)-Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol and the development of a sensitive, one-step, homogeneous immunocomplex-based assay for its detection

Niemi, M.H.Turunen, L.Pulli, T.Nevanen, T.K.Hoyhtya, M.Soderlund, H.Rouvinen, J.Takkinen, K.

(2010) J.Mol.Biol. 400: 803-814

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2010.05.048
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • (-)-Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis. In this study, an anti-THC Fab fragment, designed T3, was isolated from a display library cloned from the spleen cells of a mouse immunized with a THC-bovine s ...

    (-)-Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis. In this study, an anti-THC Fab fragment, designed T3, was isolated from a display library cloned from the spleen cells of a mouse immunized with a THC-bovine serum albumin conjugate, and the crystal structures of the T3 Fab in its free form and in complex with THC were determined at 1.9 A and 2.0 A resolution, respectively. The THC binding site of the T3 Fab is a narrow cavity: the n-pentyl group of THC protrudes deep into the interface area between the variable domains and the C(10) monoterpene moiety of the hapten is partially exposed to solvent. The metabolites of THC, with modifications in the C(10) monoterpene moiety, 11-nor-9-carboxy-Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol and 11-hydroxy-?(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol, are bound by the T3 Fab with a higher affinity than THC. The crystal structures suggest that Ser52H and Arg53H of the T3 Fab are able to make hydrogen bonds with the metabolites, which leads to an increased binding against these metabolites. By developing a T3 Fab-Delta(9)-THC immunocomplex binding antibody from a naïve antibody phage display library, the specificity of the Delta(9)-THC binding is highly increased, which allows a one-step, homogeneous, fluorescence resonance energy transfer-based sensitive immunoassay, with a detection limit of 20 ng/ml from saliva samples.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of Eastern Finland, PO Box 111, FIN-80101 Joensuu, Finland.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Light chain of antibody Fab fragment
L
215N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Heavy chain of antibody Fab fragment
H
219N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
TCI
Query on TCI

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H
(6aR,10aR)-6,6,9-trimethyl-3-pentyl-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahydro-6H-benzo[c]chromen-1-ol
Tetrahydrocannabinol
C21 H30 O2
CYQFCXCEBYINGO-IAGOWNOFSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
TCIIC50: 500 nM PDBBIND
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.261 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 122.760α = 90.00
b = 122.760β = 90.00
c = 73.310γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling
PHASERphasing
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
ADSCdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-06-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2014-01-22
    Type: Database references