Structure of dengue virus serotype 1 sE containing stem to residue 421

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.57 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.210 
  • R-Value Work: 0.177 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.183 

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Structure of a dengue virus envelope protein late-stage fusion intermediate.

Klein, D.E.Choi, J.L.Harrison, S.C.

(2013) J Virol 87: 2287-2293

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.02957-12
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4GSX, 4GT0

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The final stages of dengue virus fusion are thought to occur when the membrane-proximal stem drives the transmembrane anchor of the viral envelope protein (E) toward the fusion loop, buried in the target cell membrane. Crystal structures of E have lacked this essential stem region. We expressed and crystallized soluble mutant forms of the dengue virus envelope protein (sE) that include portions of the juxtamembrane stem. Their structures represent late-stage fusion intermediates. The proximal part of the stem has both intra- and intermolecular interactions, so the chain "zips up" along the trimer seam. The penultimate interaction we detected involves the conserved residue F402, which has hydrophobic contacts with a conserved surface on domain II. These interactions do not require any larger-scale changes in trimer packing. The techniques for expression and crystallization of sE containing stem reported here may allow further characterization of the final stages of flavivirus fusion.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Jack and Eileen Connors Structural Biology Laboratory, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Envelope protein E
A, B
437Dengue virus 1 Nauru/West Pac/1974Mutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: Envelope protein
Find proteins for P17763 (Dengue virus type 1 (strain Nauru/West Pac/1974))
Explore P17763 
Go to UniProtKB:  P17763
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupP17763
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.57 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.210 
  • R-Value Work: 0.177 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.183 
  • Space Group: P 63
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 77.893α = 90
b = 77.893β = 90
c = 292.291γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-12-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-01-30
    Changes: Derived calculations
  • Version 1.2: 2013-02-06
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-15
    Changes: Refinement description
  • Version 1.4: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Structure summary