3QFD

Human Class I MHC HLA-A2 in complex with Mart-1(27-35) nonameric peptide


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.68 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.211 
  • R-Value Work: 0.170 

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Literature

Loss of T Cell Antigen Recognition Arising from Changes in Peptide and Major Histocompatibility Complex Protein Flexibility: IMPLICATIONS FOR VACCINE DESIGN.

Insaidoo, F.K.Borbulevych, O.Y.Hossain, M.Santhanagopolan, S.M.Baxter, T.K.Baker, B.M.

(2011) J.Biol.Chem. 286: 40163-40173

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111.283564

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Modification of the primary anchor positions of antigenic peptides to improve binding to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins is a commonly used strategy for engineering peptide-based vaccine candidates. However, such peptide modifications ...

    Modification of the primary anchor positions of antigenic peptides to improve binding to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins is a commonly used strategy for engineering peptide-based vaccine candidates. However, such peptide modifications do not always improve antigenicity, complicating efforts to design effective vaccines for cancer and infectious disease. Here we investigated the MART-1(27-35) tumor antigen, for which anchor modification (replacement of the position two alanine with leucine) dramatically reduces or ablates antigenicity with a wide range of T cell clones despite significantly improving peptide binding to MHC. We found that anchor modification in the MART-1(27-35) antigen enhances the flexibility of both the peptide and the HLA-A*0201 molecule. Although the resulting entropic effects contribute to the improved binding of the peptide to MHC, they also negatively impact T cell receptor binding to the peptide·MHC complex. These results help explain how the "anchor-fixing" strategy fails to improve antigenicity in this case, and more generally, may be relevant for understanding the high specificity characteristic of the T cell repertoire. In addition to impacting vaccine design, modulation of peptide and MHC flexibility through changes to antigenic peptides may present an evolutionary strategy for the escape of pathogens from immune destruction.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
HLA class I histocompatibility antigen, A-2 alpha chain
A, D
275Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HLA-A (HLAA)
Find proteins for P01892 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: HLA-A
Go to UniProtKB:  P01892
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Beta-2-microglobulin
B, E
100Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: B2M
Find proteins for P61769 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: B2M
Go to UniProtKB:  P61769
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Mart-1(27-35) peptide
C, F
9Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MLANA (MART1)
Find proteins for Q16655 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: MLANA
Go to UniProtKB:  Q16655
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NA
Query on NA

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B, E
SODIUM ION
Na
FKNQFGJONOIPTF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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A, B, D
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.68 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.211 
  • R-Value Work: 0.170 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 58.254α = 90.00
b = 84.118β = 90.05
c = 83.964γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
MOLREPphasing
SBC-Collectdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-09-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-10-05
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2011-12-14
    Type: Database references