3RTQ

Structure of the mouse CD1d-HS44-iNKT TCR complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.268 
  • R-Value Work: 0.227 

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Literature

Structural and functional characterization of a novel nonglycosidic type I NKT agonist with immunomodulatory properties.

Kerzerho, J.Yu, E.D.Barra, C.M.Alari-Pahisa, E.Girardi, E.Harrak, Y.Lauzurica, P.Llebaria, A.Zajonc, D.M.Akbari, O.Castano, A.R.

(2012) J.Immunol. 188: 2254-2265

  • DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1103049

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Activation of type I NKT (iNKT) cells by CD1d-presented agonists is a potent immunotherapeutic tool. α-Galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) is the prototypic agonist, but its excessive potency with simultaneous production of both pro- and anti-inflammatory ...

    Activation of type I NKT (iNKT) cells by CD1d-presented agonists is a potent immunotherapeutic tool. α-Galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) is the prototypic agonist, but its excessive potency with simultaneous production of both pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines hampers its potential therapeutic use. In search for novel agonists, we have analyzed the structure and function of HS44, a synthetic aminocyclitolic ceramide analog designed to avoid unrestrained iNKT cell activation. HS44 is a weaker agonist compared with α-GalCer in vitro, although in vivo it induces robust IFN-γ production, and highly reduced but still functional Th2 response. The characteristic cytokine storm produced upon α-GalCer activation was not induced. Consequently, HS44 induced a very efficient iNKT cell-dependent antitumoral response in B16 animal model. In addition, intranasal administration showed the capacity to induce lung inflammation and airway hyperreactivity, a cardinal asthma feature. Thus, HS44 is able to elicit functional Th1 or Th2 responses. Structural studies show that HS44 binds to CD1d with the same conformation as α-GalCer. The TCR binds to HS44 similarly as α-GalCer, but forms less contacts, thus explaining its weaker TCR affinity and, consequently, its weaker recognition by iNKT cells. The ability of this compound to activate an efficient, but not massive, tailored functional immune response makes it an attractive reagent for immune manipulation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Antigen-presenting glycoprotein CD1d1
A
285Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Cd1d1 (Cd1.1)
Find proteins for P11609 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P11609
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Beta-2-microglobulin
B
99Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: B2m
Find proteins for P01887 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P01887
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Valpha14 (mouse variable domain, human constant domain)
C
209N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
V beta8.2 (mouse variable domain, human constant domain)
D
241N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
BMA
Query on BMA

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A
BETA-D-MANNOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-RWOPYEJCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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A
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
FUL
Query on FUL

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A
BETA-L-FUCOSE
6-DEOXY-BETA-L-GALACTOSE
C6 H12 O5
SHZGCJCMOBCMKK-KGJVWPDLSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
H4S
Query on H4S

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A
N-[(2S,3S,4R)-3,4-dihydroxy-1-{[(1S,2S,3R,4R,5S)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxycyclohexyl]amino}octadecan-2-yl]hexacosanamide
C50 H100 N2 O7
XXEARWSQDQWKKF-KVWQTNEHSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.268 
  • R-Value Work: 0.227 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 78.776α = 90.00
b = 191.660β = 90.00
c = 150.919γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2011-05-03 
  • Released Date: 2012-02-22 
  • Deposition Author(s): Yu, E.D., Zajonc, D.M.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-02-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-04-18
    Type: Database references