4A8U: Crystal Structure Of Native Birch Pollen Allergen Bet V 1 Isoform J

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Abstract
The ability of pathogenesis-related proteins of family 10 to bind a broad spectrum of ligands is considered to play a key role for their physiological and pathological functions. In particular, Bet v 1, an archetypical allergen from birch pollen, is described as a highly promiscuous ligand acceptor. However, the detailed recognition mechanisms, including specificity factors discriminating binding properties of naturally occurring Bet v 1 variants, are poorly understood. Here, we report crystal structures of Bet v 1 variants in complex with an array of ligands at a resolution of up to 1.2 A. Residue 30 within the hydrophobic pocket not only discriminates in high and low IgE binding Bet v 1 isoforms but also induces a drastic change in the binding mode of the model ligand deoxycholate. Ternary crystal structure complexes of Bet v 1 with several ligands together with the fluorogenic reporter 1-anilino-8-naphthalene sulfonate explain anomalous fluorescence binding curves obtained from 1-anilino-8-naphthalene sulfonate displacement assays. The structures reveal key interaction residues such as Tyr83 and rationalize both the binding specificity and promiscuity of the so-called hydrophobic pocket in Bet v 1. The intermolecular interactions of Bet v 1 reveal an unexpected complexity that will be indispensable to fully understand its roles within the physiological and allergenic context.
PDB ID: 4A8UDownload
MMDB ID: 100093
PDB Deposition Date: 2011/11/21
Updated in MMDB: 2012/08
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.16  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 4A8U: monomeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 4A8U
Label Count Molecule
Protein (1 molecule)
1
Major Pollen Allergen BET V 1-J
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (13 molecules)
1
3
2
8
3
1
4
1
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