5W9P

MERS S ectodomain trimer in complex with variable domain of neutralizing antibody G4


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 4 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Immunogenicity and structures of a rationally designed prefusion MERS-CoV spike antigen.

Pallesen, J.Wang, N.Corbett, K.S.Wrapp, D.Kirchdoerfer, R.N.Turner, H.L.Cottrell, C.A.Becker, M.M.Wang, L.Shi, W.Kong, W.P.Andres, E.L.Kettenbach, A.N.Denison, M.R.Chappell, J.D.Graham, B.S.Ward, A.B.McLellan, J.S.

(2017) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114: E7348-E7357

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1707304114
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a lineage C betacoronavirus that since its emergence in 2012 has caused outbreaks in human populations with case-fatality rates of ∼36%. As in other coronaviruses, the spike (S) glycoprotein ...

    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a lineage C betacoronavirus that since its emergence in 2012 has caused outbreaks in human populations with case-fatality rates of ∼36%. As in other coronaviruses, the spike (S) glycoprotein of MERS-CoV mediates receptor recognition and membrane fusion and is the primary target of the humoral immune response during infection. Here we use structure-based design to develop a generalizable strategy for retaining coronavirus S proteins in the antigenically optimal prefusion conformation and demonstrate that our engineered immunogen is able to elicit high neutralizing antibody titers against MERS-CoV. We also determined high-resolution structures of the trimeric MERS-CoV S ectodomain in complex with G4, a stem-directed neutralizing antibody. The structures reveal that G4 recognizes a glycosylated loop that is variable among coronaviruses and they define four conformational states of the trimer wherein each receptor-binding domain is either tightly packed at the membrane-distal apex or rotated into a receptor-accessible conformation. Our studies suggest a potential mechanism for fusion initiation through sequential receptor-binding events and provide a foundation for the structure-based design of coronavirus vaccines.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037.,Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232.,Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH 03756.,Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037; Nianshuang.Wang@dartmouth.edu andrew@scripps.edu Jason.S.McLellan@Dartmouth.edu.,Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH 03755; Nianshuang.Wang@dartmouth.edu andrew@scripps.edu Jason.S.McLellan@Dartmouth.edu.,Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD 20892.,Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH 03755.,Virology Core, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD 20892.,Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Spike glycoprotein
J, A, B, C, H, I
1329Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (isolate United Kingdom/H123990006/2012)Mutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: S
Find proteins for K9N5Q8 (Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (isolate United Kingdom/H123990006/2012))
Go to UniProtKB:  K9N5Q8
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
G4 VH
F, D, K
233N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
G4 VL
G, E, L
218N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 4 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical SciencesUnited StatesP20GM113132
National Institutes of HealthUnited StatesR01127521

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2017-08-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-08-30
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-09-13
    Type: Author supporting evidence, Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-08
    Type: Derived calculations
  • Version 1.4: 2018-07-18
    Type: Data collection, Experimental preparation