Journal article

Ribosylation of the CD8αβ heterodimer permits binding of the nonclassical major histocompatibility molecule, H2-Q10.

Katharine Jennifer Goodall, Angela Nguyen, Daniel Mark Andrews, Lucy Catherine Sullivan

J Biol Chem | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021


The CD8αβ heterodimer plays a crucial role in the stabilization between major histocompatibility complex class I molecules (MHC-I) and the T cell receptor (TCR). The interaction between CD8 and MHC-I can be regulated by posttranslational modifications, which are proposed to play an important role in the development of CD8 T cells. One modification that has been proposed to control CD8 coreceptor function is ribosylation. Utilizing NAD+, the ecto-enzyme adenosine diphosphate (ADP) ribosyl transferase 2.2 (ART2.2) catalyzes the addition of ADP-ribosyl groups onto arginine residues of CD8α or β chains and alters the interaction between the MHC and TCR complexes. To date, only interactions betwe..

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