4P4R

Structural Basis of Chronic Beryllium Disease: Bridging the Gap Between Allergic Hypersensitivity and Autoimmunity


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.256 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 

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Literature

Structural basis of chronic beryllium disease: linking allergic hypersensitivity and autoimmunity.

Clayton, G.M.Wang, Y.Crawford, F.Novikov, A.Wimberly, B.T.Kieft, J.S.Falta, M.T.Bowerman, N.A.Marrack, P.Fontenot, A.P.Dai, S.Kappler, J.W.

(2014) Cell 158: 132-142

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.04.048
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • T-cell-mediated hypersensitivity to metal cations is common in humans. How the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) recognizes these cations bound to a major histocompatibility complex (MHC) protein and self-peptide is unknown. Individuals carrying the MHCI ...

    T-cell-mediated hypersensitivity to metal cations is common in humans. How the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) recognizes these cations bound to a major histocompatibility complex (MHC) protein and self-peptide is unknown. Individuals carrying the MHCII allele, HLA-DP2, are at risk for chronic beryllium disease (CBD), a debilitating inflammatory lung condition caused by the reaction of CD4 T cells to inhaled beryllium. Here, we show that the T cell ligand is created when a Be(2+) cation becomes buried in an HLA-DP2/peptide complex, where it is coordinated by both MHC and peptide acidic amino acids. Surprisingly, the TCR does not interact with the Be(2+) itself, but rather with surface changes induced by the firmly bound Be(2+) and an accompanying Na(+) cation. Thus, CBD, by creating a new antigen by indirectly modifying the structure of preexisting self MHC-peptide complex, lies on the border between allergic hypersensitivity and autoimmunity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO 80206, USA; Department of Biomedical Research, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO 80206, USA; Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
HLA class II histocompatibility antigen, DP alpha 1 chain
A, C
183Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HLA-DPA1 (HLA-DP1A, HLASB)
Find proteins for P20036 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: HLA-DPA1
Go to UniProtKB:  P20036
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
mim2 peptide,HLA class II histocompatibility antigen, DP beta 1 chain
B, D
212Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HLA-DPB1 (HLA-DP1B)
Find proteins for P04440 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: HLA-DPB1
Go to UniProtKB:  P04440
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NAG
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A, C
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.256 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 77.250α = 90.00
b = 102.440β = 90.00
c = 120.878γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
BUSTERrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-07-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-01-07
    Type: Database references