4LHJ

Ricin A chain bound to camelid nanobody (VHH5)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 

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Literature

Crystal Structures of Ricin Toxin's Enzymatic Subunit (RTA) in Complex with Neutralizing and Non-Neutralizing Single-Chain Antibodies.

Rudolph, M.J.Vance, D.J.Cheung, J.Franklin, M.C.Burshteyn, F.Cassidy, M.S.Gary, E.N.Herrera, C.Shoemaker, C.B.Mantis, N.J.

(2014) J.Mol.Biol. 426: 3057-3068

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2014.05.026
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ricin is a select agent toxin and a member of the RNA N-glycosidase family of medically important plant and bacterial ribosome-inactivating proteins. In this study, we determined X-ray crystal structures of the enzymatic subunit of ricin (RTA) in com ...

    Ricin is a select agent toxin and a member of the RNA N-glycosidase family of medically important plant and bacterial ribosome-inactivating proteins. In this study, we determined X-ray crystal structures of the enzymatic subunit of ricin (RTA) in complex with the antigen binding domains (VHH) of five unique single-chain monoclonal antibodies that differ in their respective toxin-neutralizing activities. None of the VHHs made direct contact with residues involved in RTA's RNA N-glycosidase activity or induced notable allosteric changes in the toxin's subunit. Rather, the five VHHs had overlapping structural epitopes on the surface of the toxin and differed in the degree to which they made contact with prominent structural elements in two folding domains of the RTA. In general, RTA interactions were influenced most by the VHH CDR3 (CDR, complementarity-determining region) elements, with the most potent neutralizing antibody having the shortest and most conformationally constrained CDR3. These structures provide unique insights into the mechanisms underlying toxin neutralization and provide critically important information required for the rational design of ricin toxin subunit vaccines.


    Organizational Affiliation

    New York Structural Biology Center, New York, NY 10027, USA. Electronic address: mrudolph@nysbc.org.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ricin
A
259Ricinus communisMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for P02879 (Ricinus communis)
Go to UniProtKB:  P02879
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Camelid antibody
B
120N/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
CL
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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 81.419α = 90.00
b = 103.782β = 90.00
c = 42.086γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing
HKL-2000data collection
DENZOdata reduction
PHENIXrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-06-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-07-02
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2014-07-30
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2014-08-20
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.4: 2017-03-15
    Type: Source and taxonomy
  • Version 1.5: 2017-11-15
    Type: Refinement description