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Immune system PDB id
Protein chains
276 a.a. *
99 a.a. *
13 a.a. *
204 a.a. *
241 a.a. *
IOD ×22
Waters ×239
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Immune system
Title: Crystal structure of sb27 tcr in complex with hla-b 3508- 13Mer peptide
Structure: Hla-b35 variant. Chain: a, f, k, q. Fragment: extracellular domains, alpha1,2,3. Engineered: yes. Beta-2-microglobulin. Chain: b, g, l, r. Engineered: yes. Ebv peptide lpeplpqgqltay. Chain: c, h, m, s.
Source: Homo sapiens. Human. Organism_taxid: 9606. Expressed in: escherichia coli bl21(de3). Expression_system_taxid: 469008. Synthetic: yes. Other_details: synthetic peptide lpeplpqgqltay.
Biol. unit: Pentamer (from PQS)
2.50Å     R-factor:   0.247     R-free:   0.278
Authors: F.E.Tynan,S.R.Burrows,A.M.Buckle,C.S.Clements,N.A.Borg, J.J.Miles,T.Beddoe,J.C.Whisstock,M.C.Wilce,S.L.Silins, J.M.Burrows,L.Kjer-Nielsen,L.Konstenko,A.W.Purcell, J.Mccluskey,J.Rossjohn
Key ref:
F.E.Tynan et al. (2005). T cell receptor recognition of a 'super-bulged' major histocompatibility complex class I-bound peptide. Nat Immunol, 6, 1114-1122. PubMed id: 16186824 DOI: 10.1038/ni1257
03-Aug-05     Release date:   11-Oct-05    
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Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P30685  (1B35_HUMAN) -  HLA class I histocompatibility antigen, B-35 alpha chain
362 a.a.
276 a.a.*
Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P61769  (B2MG_HUMAN) -  Beta-2-microglobulin
119 a.a.
99 a.a.
Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P03206  (BZLF1_EBVB9) -  Trans-activator protein BZLF1
245 a.a.
13 a.a.
Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P01848  (TCA_HUMAN) -  T-cell receptor alpha chain C region
142 a.a.
204 a.a.*
Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P01850  (TRBC1_HUMAN) -  T-cell receptor beta-1 chain C region
177 a.a.
241 a.a.*
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain
* PDB and UniProt seqs differ at 7 residue positions (black crosses)

 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Cellular component     extracellular region   15 terms 
  Biological process     immune system process   21 terms 
  Biochemical function     protein binding     3 terms  


DOI no: 10.1038/ni1257 Nat Immunol 6:1114-1122 (2005)
PubMed id: 16186824  
T cell receptor recognition of a 'super-bulged' major histocompatibility complex class I-bound peptide.
F.E.Tynan, S.R.Burrows, A.M.Buckle, C.S.Clements, N.A.Borg, J.J.Miles, T.Beddoe, J.C.Whisstock, M.C.Wilce, S.L.Silins, J.M.Burrows, L.Kjer-Nielsen, L.Kostenko, A.W.Purcell, J.McCluskey, J.Rossjohn.
Unusually long major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I-restricted epitopes are important in immunity, but their 'bulged' conformation represents a potential obstacle to alphabeta T cell receptor (TCR)-MHC class I docking. To elucidate how such recognition is achieved while still preserving MHC restriction, we have determined here the structure of a TCR in complex with HLA-B(*)3508 presenting a peptide 13 amino acids in length. This complex was atypical of TCR-peptide-MHC class I interactions, being dominated at the interface by peptide-mediated interactions. The TCR assumed two distinct orientations, swiveling on top of the centrally bulged, rigid peptide such that only limited contacts were made with MHC class I. Although the TCR-peptide recognition resembled an antibody-antigen interaction, the TCR-MHC class I contacts defined a minimal 'generic footprint' of MHC-restriction. Thus our findings simultaneously demonstrate the considerable adaptability of the TCR and the 'shape' of MHC restriction.
  Selected figure(s)  
Figure 2.
Figure 2. SB27 TCR contacts at the interface. (a) 'Footprint' of the SB27 TCR on the HLA-B^*3508-LPEP complex. There are limited MHC-mediated contacts with the SB27 TCR on the gray surface representation of the HLA-B^*3508 heavy chain. (b) 'Footprint' of the LC13 TCR in complex with HLA-B8-FLRGRAYGL, showing the focus toward the carboxy-terminal end of the peptide^5. (c) Closer view of the SB27 TCR contacts with the HLA-B^*3508-LPEP complex. HLA-B^*3508 -helices, light gray; peptide, orange; conformation of Gln155 as it appears in the binary complex (HLA-B^*3508-LPEP)3, dark gray; side chains from the triad of residues mediating MHC-restriction, gold. CDR loop colors are as in Figure 1b.
Figure 4.
Figure 4. SB27 TCR recognition of the HLA-B^*3508-LPEP complex is antibody like and is dominated by TCR-peptide interactions. (a,b) GRASP image of the SB27 TCR-peptide interaction (a) compared with that of a complex between an Fab and a peptide from human rhinovirus viral capsid protein VP2 (b; Protein Data Bank accession number, 1A3R)46. TCR V[ ]and Fab V[H], red; TCR V and Fab V[L], blue; Epstein-Barr virus LPEP and rhinovirus VP2 peptides, yellow. (c) Closer view of the SB27 TCR interactions with the solvent-exposed side chains of the LPEP peptide. Peptide, orange; CDR loop colors are as in Figure 1b. (d) Dose-response assays of analogs of the 13-residue peptide (LPEPLPQGQLTAY) that include single-amino acid substitutions, assessing recognition by SB27 CTLs (chromium-release assays, left) and binding to 'empty' HLA-B^*3508 with the transporter associated with antigen processing-deficient T2-B^*3508 (right). Peptides recognized well in the cytotoxicity assays are assumed to bind well to HLA-B^*3508 and are therefore excluded from the MHC-binding assays (NT). Data represent peptide concentrations for half-maximal lysis or binding calculated from dose-response curves for each peptide and are representative of two independent experiments with similar results.
  The above figures are reprinted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Nat Immunol (2005, 6, 1114-1122) copyright 2005.  
  Figures were selected by an automated process.  

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PDB codes: 2vlj 2vlk 2vll 2vlm 2vlr
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PDB code: 3cpl
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PDB codes: 3cvh 3cvi
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PDB code: 2ol3
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PDB codes: 2pxy 2z31 2z35
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PDB codes: 2nw2 2nw3 2nx5
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In the absence of aminopeptidase ERAAP, MHC class I molecules present many unstable and highly immunogenic peptides.
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Identification of T-cell epitopes for cancer immunotherapy.
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PDB codes: 2e7l 2oi9
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Structural basis for the recognition of mutant self by a tumor-specific, MHC class II-restricted T cell receptor.
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PDB codes: 2ial 2iam 2ian
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Structures of an MHC class I molecule from B21 chickens illustrate promiscuous peptide binding.
  Immunity, 27, 885-899.
PDB codes: 3bev 3bew
17581592 N.A.Borg, K.S.Wun, L.Kjer-Nielsen, M.C.Wilce, D.G.Pellicci, R.Koh, G.S.Besra, M.Bharadwaj, D.I.Godfrey, J.McCluskey, and J.Rossjohn (2007).
CD1d-lipid-antigen recognition by the semi-invariant NKT T-cell receptor.
  Nature, 448, 44-49.
PDB code: 2po6
18007679 N.J.Felix, and P.M.Allen (2007).
Specificity of T-cell alloreactivity.
  Nat Rev Immunol, 7, 942-953.  
17825839 P.J.Miller, Y.Pazy, B.Conti, D.Riddle, E.Appella, and E.J.Collins (2007).
Single MHC mutation eliminates enthalpy associated with T cell receptor binding.
  J Mol Biol, 373, 315-327.
PDB codes: 2j8u 2jcc 2uwe
17459926 R.M.Brennan, J.J.Miles, S.L.Silins, M.J.Bell, J.M.Burrows, and S.R.Burrows (2007).
Predictable alphabeta T-cell receptor selection toward an HLA-B*3501-restricted human cytomegalovirus epitope.
  J Virol, 81, 7269-7273.  
17121793 X.G.Yu, M.Lichterfeld, S.Chetty, K.L.Williams, S.K.Mui, T.Miura, N.Frahm, M.E.Feeney, Y.Tang, F.Pereyra, M.X.Labute, K.Pfafferott, A.Leslie, H.Crawford, R.Allgaier, W.Hildebrand, R.Kaslow, C.Brander, T.M.Allen, E.S.Rosenberg, P.Kiepiela, M.Vajpayee, P.A.Goepfert, M.Altfeld, P.J.Goulder, and B.D.Walker (2007).
Mutually exclusive T-cell receptor induction and differential susceptibility to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 mutational escape associated with a two-amino-acid difference between HLA class I subtypes.
  J Virol, 81, 1619-1631.  
17389359 Y.Mimura, Y.Mimura-Kimura, K.Doores, D.Golgher, B.G.Davis, R.A.Dwek, P.M.Rudd, and T.Elliott (2007).
Folding of an MHC class II-restricted tumor antigen controls its antigenicity via MHC-guided processing.
  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 104, 5983-5988.  
17011774 C.S.Clements, M.A.Dunstone, W.A.Macdonald, J.McCluskey, and J.Rossjohn (2006).
Specificity on a knife-edge: the alphabeta T cell receptor.
  Curr Opin Struct Biol, 16, 787-795.  
16474394 H.L.Hoare, L.C.Sullivan, G.Pietra, C.S.Clements, E.J.Lee, L.K.Ely, T.Beddoe, M.Falco, L.Kjer-Nielsen, H.H.Reid, J.McCluskey, L.Moretta, J.Rossjohn, and A.G.Brooks (2006).
Structural basis for a major histocompatibility complex class Ib-restricted T cell response.
  Nat Immunol, 7, 256-264.
PDB code: 2esv
16963442 J.K.Archbold, W.A.Macdonald, J.J.Miles, R.M.Brennan, L.Kjer-Nielsen, J.McCluskey, S.R.Burrows, and J.Rossjohn (2006).
Alloreactivity between disparate cognate and allogeneic pMHC-I complexes is the result of highly focused, peptide-dependent structural mimicry.
  J Biol Chem, 281, 34324-34332.
PDB code: 2h6p
20477094 K.Irvine, and J.Bennink (2006).
Factors influencing immunodominance hierarchies in TCD8+ -mediated antiviral responses.
  Expert Rev Clin Immunol, 2, 135-147.  
16860610 L.C.Sullivan, H.L.Hoare, J.McCluskey, J.Rossjohn, and A.G.Brooks (2006).
A structural perspective on MHC class Ib molecules in adaptive immunity.
  Trends Immunol, 27, 413-420.  
16617112 L.K.Ely, T.Beddoe, C.S.Clements, J.M.Matthews, A.W.Purcell, L.Kjer-Nielsen, J.McCluskey, and J.Rossjohn (2006).
Disparate thermodynamics governing T cell receptor-MHC-I interactions implicate extrinsic factors in guiding MHC restriction.
  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 103, 6641-6646.  
16505140 L.Kjer-Nielsen, N.A.Borg, D.G.Pellicci, T.Beddoe, L.Kostenko, C.S.Clements, N.A.Williamson, M.J.Smyth, G.S.Besra, H.H.Reid, M.Bharadwaj, D.I.Godfrey, J.Rossjohn, and J.McCluskey (2006).
A structural basis for selection and cross-species reactivity of the semi-invariant NKT cell receptor in CD1d/glycolipid recognition.
  J Exp Med, 203, 661-673.
PDB codes: 2eyr 2eys 2eyt
16551255 M.G.Rudolph, R.L.Stanfield, and I.A.Wilson (2006).
How TCRs bind MHCs, peptides, and coreceptors.
  Annu Rev Immunol, 24, 419-466.  
17005729 N.A.Williamson, J.Rossjohn, and A.W.Purcell (2006).
Tumors reveal their secrets to cytotoxic T cells.
  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 103, 14649-14650.  
17110956 S.J.Turner, P.C.Doherty, J.McCluskey, and J.Rossjohn (2006).
Structural determinants of T-cell receptor bias in immunity.
  Nat Rev Immunol, 6, 883-894.  
16297661 S.R.Burrows, J.Rossjohn, and J.McCluskey (2006).
Have we cut ourselves too short in mapping CTL epitopes?
  Trends Immunol, 27, 11-16.  
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