6PHF

Pfs25 in complex with the human transmission blocking antibody 2587


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.267 
  • R-Value Work: 0.237 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.239 

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Literature

Potent antibody lineage against malaria transmission elicited by human vaccination with Pfs25.

McLeod, B.Miura, K.Scally, S.W.Bosch, A.Nguyen, N.Shin, H.Kim, D.Volkmuth, W.Ramisch, S.Chichester, J.A.Streatfield, S.Woods, C.Schief, W.R.Emerling, D.King, C.R.Julien, J.P.

(2019) Nat Commun 10: 4328-4328

  • DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-11980-6
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Transmission-blocking vaccines have the potential to be key contributors to malaria elimination. Such vaccines elicit antibodies that inhibit parasites during their development in Anopheles mosquitoes, thus breaking the cycle of transmission. To date ...

    Transmission-blocking vaccines have the potential to be key contributors to malaria elimination. Such vaccines elicit antibodies that inhibit parasites during their development in Anopheles mosquitoes, thus breaking the cycle of transmission. To date, characterization of humoral responses to Plasmodium falciparum transmission-blocking vaccine candidate Pfs25 has largely been conducted in pre-clinical models. Here, we present molecular analyses of human antibody responses generated in a clinical trial evaluating Pfs25 vaccination. From a collection of monoclonal antibodies with transmission-blocking activity, we identify the most potent transmission-blocking antibody yet described against Pfs25; 2544. The interactions of 2544 and three other antibodies with Pfs25 are analyzed by crystallography to understand structural requirements for elicitation of human transmission-blocking responses. Our analyses provide insights into Pfs25 immunogenicity and epitope potency, and detail an affinity maturation pathway for a potent transmission-blocking antibody in humans. Our findings can be employed to guide the design of improved malaria transmission-blocking vaccines.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8, Canada. jean-philippe.julien@sickkids.ca.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
2587 Antibody Fab, Heavy Chain
A, C
223Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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  • Reference Sequence

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
25 kDa ookinete surface antigen
E, G
184Plasmodium falciparumMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for P13829 (Plasmodium falciparum (isolate NF54))
Go to UniProtKB:  P13829
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
2587 Antibody Fab, Light Chain
B, D
213Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.267 
  • R-Value Work: 0.237 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.239 
  • Space Group: P 2 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 85.236α = 90
b = 110.266β = 90
c = 147.097γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
XDSdata scaling
PHENIXphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationCanadaOPP1108403

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2019-10-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2019-10-09
    Changes: Data collection, Database references