4JFE

Preservation of peptide specificity during TCR-MHC contact dominated affinity enhancement of a melanoma-specific TCR


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.202 

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Literature

T-cell receptor specificity maintained by altered thermodynamics.

Madura, F.Rizkallah, P.J.Miles, K.M.Holland, C.J.Bulek, A.M.Fuller, A.Schauenburg, A.J.Miles, J.J.Liddy, N.Sami, M.Li, Y.Hossain, M.Baker, B.M.Jakobsen, B.K.Sewell, A.K.Cole, D.K.

(2013) J.Biol.Chem. 288: 18766-18775

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.464560
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The T-cell receptor (TCR) recognizes peptides bound to major histocompatibility molecules (MHC) and allows T-cells to interrogate the cellular proteome for internal anomalies from the cell surface. The TCR contacts both MHC and peptide in an interact ...

    The T-cell receptor (TCR) recognizes peptides bound to major histocompatibility molecules (MHC) and allows T-cells to interrogate the cellular proteome for internal anomalies from the cell surface. The TCR contacts both MHC and peptide in an interaction characterized by weak affinity (KD = 100 nM to 270 μM). We used phage-display to produce a melanoma-specific TCR (α24β17) with a 30,000-fold enhanced binding affinity (KD = 0.6 nM) to aid our exploration of the molecular mechanisms utilized to maintain peptide specificity. Remarkably, although the enhanced affinity was mediated primarily through new TCR-MHC contacts, α24β17 remained acutely sensitive to modifications at every position along the peptide backbone, mimicking the specificity of the wild type TCR. Thermodynamic analyses revealed an important role for solvation in directing peptide specificity. These findings advance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that can govern the exquisite peptide specificity characteristic of TCR recognition.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Cardiff University School of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
HLA class I histocompatibility antigen, A-2 alpha chain
A
276Homo 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
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
Melanoma peptide L7A
C
10N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
High Affinity TCR Alpha Chain
D
197Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TRAC (TCRA)
Find proteins for P01848 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P01848
Entity ID: 5
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
High Affinity TCR Beta Chain
E
245Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TRBC1
Find proteins for P01850 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P01850
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, D, E
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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D, E
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: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.202 
  • Space Group: P 43
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 121.610α = 90.00
b = 121.610β = 90.00
c = 82.250γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASERphasing
SCALAdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
GDAdata collection
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-05-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-06-05
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2013-06-19
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2013-07-17
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.4: 2017-11-15
    Type: Refinement description