3Q5T

V beta/V beta homodimerization-based pre-TCR model suggested by TCR beta crystal structures


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.290 
  • R-Value Work: 0.235 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.237 

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Literature

A conserved hydrophobic patch on V beta domains revealed by TCR beta chain crystal structures: Implications for pre-TCR dimerization.

Zhou, B.Chen, Q.Mallis, R.J.Zhang, H.Liu, J.H.Reinherz, E.L.Wang, J.H.

(2011) Front Immunol 2: 5-5

  • DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2011.00005
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3Q5T, 3Q5Y

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The αβ T cell receptor (TCR) is a multimeric complex whose β chain plays a crucial role in thymocyte development as well as antigen recognition by mature T lymphocytes. We report here crystal structures of individual β subunits, termed N15β (Vβ5.2Dβ2 ...

    The αβ T cell receptor (TCR) is a multimeric complex whose β chain plays a crucial role in thymocyte development as well as antigen recognition by mature T lymphocytes. We report here crystal structures of individual β subunits, termed N15β (Vβ5.2Dβ2Jβ2.6Cβ2) and N30β (Vβ13Dβ1Jβ1.1Cβ2), derived from two αβ TCRs specific for the immunodominant vesicular stomatitis virus octapeptide (VSV-8) bound to the murine H-2K(b) MHC class I molecule. The crystal packing of the N15β structure reveals a homodimer formed through two Vβ domains. The Vβ/Vβ module is topologically very similar to the Vα/Vβ module in the N15αβ heterodimer. By contrast, in the N30β structure, the Vβ domain's external hydrophobic CFG face is covered by the neighboring molecule's Cβ domain. In conjunction with systematic investigation of previously published TCR single-subunit structures, we identified several conserved residues forming a concave hydrophobic patch at the center of the CFG outer face of the Vβ and other V-type Ig-like domains. This hydrophobic patch is shielded from solvent exposure in the crystal packing, implying that it is unlikely to be thermodynamically stable if exposed on the thymocyte surface. Accordingly, we propose a dimeric pre-TCR model distinct from those suggested previously by others and discuss its functional and structural implications.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Immunobiology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
TCR N30 betaA241Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.290 
  • R-Value Work: 0.235 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.237 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 53.29α = 90
b = 69.829β = 90
c = 126.953γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-03-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2014-10-15
    Changes: Structure summary
  • Version 1.3: 2018-04-18
    Changes: Data collection, Database references