3SKN

Crystal structure of the RL42 TCR unliganded


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.292 
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 

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Literature

A structural basis for varied alpha-beta TCR usage against an immunodominant EBV antigen restricted to a HLA-B8 molecule.

Gras, S.Wilmann, P.G.Chen, Z.Halim, H.Liu, Y.C.Kjer-Nielsen, L.Purcell, A.W.Burrows, S.R.McCluskey, J.Rossjohn, J.

(2012) J.Immunol. 188: 311-321

  • DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1102686
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • EBV is a ubiquitous and persistent human pathogen, kept in check by the cytotoxic T cell response. In this study, we investigated how three TCRs, which differ in their T cell immunodominance hierarchies and gene usage, interact with the same EBV dete ...

    EBV is a ubiquitous and persistent human pathogen, kept in check by the cytotoxic T cell response. In this study, we investigated how three TCRs, which differ in their T cell immunodominance hierarchies and gene usage, interact with the same EBV determinant (FLRGRAYGL), bound to the same Ag-presenting molecule, HLA-B8. We found that the three TCRs exhibit differing fine specificities for the viral Ag. Further, via structural and biophysical approaches, we demonstrated that the viral Ag provides the greatest energetic contribution to the TCR-peptide-HLA interaction, while focusing on a few adjacent HLA-based interactions to further tune fine-specificity requirements. Thus, the TCR engages the peptide-HLA with the viral Ag as the main glue, such that neighboring TCR-MHC interactions are recruited as a supportive adhesive. Collectively, we provide a portrait of how the host's adaptive immune response differentially engages a common viral Ag.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
RL42 T cell receptor, alpha chain
A, C, E, G
203Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TRAC (TCRA)
Find proteins for P01848 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P01848
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
RL42 T cell receptor, beta chain
B, D, F, H
244N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.292 
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 74.970α = 69.35
b = 77.810β = 72.20
c = 99.640γ = 83.33
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
Blu-Icedata collection
XSCALEdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-02-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-08-01
    Type: Structure summary