4KRN

Nanobody/VHH domain EgA1


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.553 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.226 
  • R-Value Work: 0.199 

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Literature

Structural Evaluation of EGFR Inhibition Mechanisms for Nanobodies/VHH Domains.

Schmitz, K.R.Bagchi, A.Roovers, R.C.van Bergen En Henegouwen, P.M.Ferguson, K.M.

(2013) Structure 21: 1214-1224

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2013.05.008
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is implicated in human cancers and is the target of several classes of therapeutic agents, including antibody-based drugs. Here, we describe X-ray crystal structures of the extracellular region of EGFR in c ...

    The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is implicated in human cancers and is the target of several classes of therapeutic agents, including antibody-based drugs. Here, we describe X-ray crystal structures of the extracellular region of EGFR in complex with three inhibitory nanobodies, the variable domains of heavy chain only antibodies (VHH). VHH domains, the smallest natural antigen-binding modules, are readily engineered for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. All three VHH domains prevent ligand-induced EGFR activation, but use two distinct mechanisms. 7D12 sterically blocks ligand binding to EGFR in a manner similar to that of cetuximab. EgA1 and 9G8 bind an epitope near the EGFR domain II/III junction, preventing receptor conformational changes required for high-affinity ligand binding and dimerization. This epitope is accessible to the convex VHH paratope but inaccessible to the flatter paratope of monoclonal antibodies. Appreciating the modes of binding and inhibition of these VHH domains will aid in developing them for tumor imaging and/or cancer therapy.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Physiology and Graduate Group in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nanobody/VHH domain EgA1
A
138N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.553 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.226 
  • R-Value Work: 0.199 
  • Space Group: P 43
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 52.769α = 90.00
b = 52.769β = 90.00
c = 62.724γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing
JBluIce-EPICSdata collection
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
REFMACrefinement
HKL-3000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-08-28
    Type: Initial release