Increased Conformational Flexibility of HLA-B*27 Subtypes Associated With Ankylosing Spondylitis.Loll, B., Fabian, H., Huser, H., Hee, C.S., Ziegler, A., Uchanska-Ziegler, B., Ziegler, A.
(2016) Arthritis Rheumatol 68: 1172-1182
- PubMed: 26748477
- DOI: 10.1002/art.39567
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
Dissimilarities in antigen processing and presentation are known to contribute to the differential association of HLA-B*27 subtypes with the inflammatory rheumatic disease ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In support of this notion, previous x-ray crystal ...
Dissimilarities in antigen processing and presentation are known to contribute to the differential association of HLA-B*27 subtypes with the inflammatory rheumatic disease ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In support of this notion, previous x-ray crystallographic data showed that peptides can be displayed by almost identical HLA-B*27 molecules in a subtype-dependent manner, allowing cytotoxic T lymphocytes to distinguish between these subtypes. For example, a human self-peptide derived from vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor type 1 (pVIPR; sequence RRKWRRWHL) is displayed in a single conformation by B*27:09 (which is not associated with AS), while B*27:05 (which is associated with AS) presents the peptide in a dual binding mode. In addition, differences in conformational flexibility between these subtypes might affect their stability or antigen presentation capability. This study was undertaken to investigate B*27:04 and B*27:06, another pair of minimally distinct HLA-B*27 subtypes, to assess whether dual peptide conformations or structural dynamics play a role in the initiation of AS.
Ziegler Biosolutions, Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany.,Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany.,Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.,Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.,Universität Basel, Basel, Switzerland.