By Edgar Haber
Subject matters coated contain: X-ray crystallography of ligands. Catalytic antibodies. Nature of the antigen. Antibody binding websites. Maturation of the immune reaction. Computational biochemistry of antibodies and T-cell receptors. Antigen-specific T-cell receptors and their reactions. Key positive aspects * X-Ray Crystallography of Ligands * Catalytic Antibodies * Nature of the Antigen * Antibody Binding websites * Maturtion of the Immune reaction * Computational Biochemistry of Antibodies and * T-Cell Receptors * Antigen-Specific T-Cell Receptors and Their Reactions
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Themes lined contain: X-ray crystallography of ligands. Catalytic antibodies. Nature of the antigen. Antibody binding websites. Maturation of the immune reaction. Computational biochemistry of antibodies and T-cell receptors. Antigen-specific T-cell receptors and their reactions. Key positive factors * X-Ray Crystallography of Ligands * Catalytic Antibodies * Nature of the Antigen * Antibody Binding websites * Maturtion of the Immune reaction * Computational Biochemistry of Antibodies and * T-Cell Receptors * Antigen-Specific T-Cell Receptors and Their Reactions
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Engage in univalent binding). It seems therefore that univalent ligation of a TCR, without cross-linking several TCR molecules, can elicit a cytolytic T-cell response. Whether more complex responses, requiring the activation of previously silent genes (as in cytokine production), can also be triggered by univalent TCR ligation remains to be seen. It is notable, however, that Brower et al. (1994) deduced from their model system that 3-5 pepMHC complexes could stimulate T cells to produce y-interferon.
1994). These crossreactions can involve peptides having no amino acids in common except the few that serve as anchors to bind to MHC protein. Ascribed to “molecular mimicry” (Oldstone, 1987), these reactions may play an important role in stimulating autoreactive T cells (those that react with a self peptide plus a self MHC protein), thereby triggering autoimmune disorders (Wucherpfennig and Strominger, 1995). Molecular mimicry implies topological similarity between ligands that are structurally very different.
When the same T cells and target cells (or APC) are used in the representative assays shown, synthetic peptides with closely related sequences can differ as much as several millionfold in the concentrations required for half-maximal intensity of the responses they elicit (SD5o values, Tsomides 23 AN'IIGEN-SPECIFIC T-CELL RECEPTORS -+- LSPFPFM p X a --+-- ANERADLIAYLKQATK MCC ANERADLIAYLEOATK MCC(99E) --t ANERADLIAYLKQASK MCC(t02S) --&- ANERADLIAYLKQTAK PCC -+- QLSPFPFDL QL9 LSPFPFDLL LL9 U 1000 B - 1 4 - 1 3 - 1 2 - 1 1 - 1 0 - 9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 Log peptide concentration, M FIG.