3UJT

Structure of the Fab fragment of Ab-52, an antibody that binds the O-antigen of Francisella tularensis


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.220 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 

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Literature

Structural Analysis of a Protective Epitope of the Francisella tularensis O-Polysaccharide.

Rynkiewicz, M.J.Lu, Z.Hui, J.H.Sharon, J.Seaton, B.A.

(2012) Biochemistry 51: 5684-5694

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi201711m

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Francisella tularensis (Ft), the Gram-negative facultative intracellular bacterium that causes tularemia, is considered a biothreat because of its high infectivity and the high mortality rate of respiratory disease. The Ft lipopolysaccharide (Ft LPS) ...

    Francisella tularensis (Ft), the Gram-negative facultative intracellular bacterium that causes tularemia, is considered a biothreat because of its high infectivity and the high mortality rate of respiratory disease. The Ft lipopolysaccharide (Ft LPS) is thought to be a main protective antigen in mice and humans, and we have previously demonstrated the protective effect of the Ft LPS-specific monoclonal antibody Ab52 in a mouse model of respiratory tularemia. Immunochemical characterization has shown that the epitope recognized by Ab52 is contained within two internal repeat units of the O-polysaccharide [O-antigen (OAg)] of Ft LPS. To further localize the Ab52 epitope and understand the molecular interactions between the antibody and the saccharide, we determined the X-ray crystal structure of the Fab fragment of Ab52 and derived an antibody-antigen complex using molecular docking. The docked complex, refined through energy minimization, reveals an antigen binding site in the shape of a large canyon with a central pocket that accommodates a V-shaped epitope consisting of six sugar residues, α-D-GalpNAcAN(1→4)-α-D-GalpNAcAN(1→3)-β-D-QuipNAc(1→2)-β-D-Quip4NFm(1→4)-α-D-GalpNAcAN(1→4)-α-D-GalpNAcAN. These results inform the development of vaccines and immunotherapeutic/immunoprophylactic antibodies against Ft by suggesting a desired topology for binding of the antibody to internal epitopes of Ft LPS. This is the first report of an X-ray crystal structure of a monoclonal antibody that targets a protective Ft B cell epitope.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ab-52 heavy chain
H, I
213N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ab-52 light chain
L, M
217N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
Query on GOL

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H, L, M
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
TRS
Query on TRS

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H, I, L
2-AMINO-2-HYDROXYMETHYL-PROPANE-1,3-DIOL
TRIS BUFFER
C4 H12 N O3
LENZDBCJOHFCAS-UHFFFAOYSA-O
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.220 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 35.953α = 90.00
b = 131.491β = 96.87
c = 86.805γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
PHENIXmodel building
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHENIXphasing
CrystalCleardata collection
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-07-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-10-03
    Type: Database references