6EHG

complement component C3b in complex with a nanobody


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.65 Å

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Literature

A potent complement factor C3-specific nanobody inhibiting multiple functions in the alternative pathway of human and murine complement.

Jensen, R.K.Pihl, R.Gadeberg, T.A.F.Jensen, J.K.Andersen, K.R.Thiel, S.Laursen, N.S.Andersen, G.R.

(2018) J. Biol. Chem. 293: 6269-6281

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA117.001179

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The complement system is a complex, carefully regulated proteolytic cascade for which suppression of aberrant activation is of increasing clinical relevance and inhibition of the complement alternative pathway is a subject of intense research. Here, ...

    The complement system is a complex, carefully regulated proteolytic cascade for which suppression of aberrant activation is of increasing clinical relevance and inhibition of the complement alternative pathway is a subject of intense research. Here, we describe the nanobody hC3Nb1 that binds to multiple functional states of C3 with sub-nanomolar affinity. The nanobody causes a complete shutdown of alternative pathway activity in human and murine serum when present in concentrations comparable to C3, and hC3Nb1 is shown to prevent both proconvertase assembly as well as binding of the C3 substrate to C3 convertases. Our crystal structure of the C3b-hC3Nb1 complex and functional experiments demonstrate that proconvertase formation is blocked by steric hindrance between the nanobody and an Asn-linked glycan on complement factor B. In addition, hC3Nb1 is shown to prevent factor H binding to C3b rationalizing its inhibition of factor I activity. Our results identify hC3Nb1 as a versatile, inexpensive, and powerful inhibitor of the alternative pathway in both human and murine in vitro model systems of complement activation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    University of Aarhus, Denmark.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Complement C3
A
643Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: C3 (CPAMD1)
Find proteins for P01024 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: C3
Go to UniProtKB:  P01024
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Complement C3
B
915Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: C3 (CPAMD1)
Find proteins for P01024 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: C3
Go to UniProtKB:  P01024
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
hC3Nb1
C
130N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
BMA
Query on BMA

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A
BETA-D-MANNOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-RWOPYEJCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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A, B
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.65 Å
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 255.310α = 90.00
b = 64.880β = 90.00
c = 144.720γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata reduction
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
XSCALEdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2018-02-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-03-14
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2018-05-09
    Type: Data collection, Database references