The production and crystallization of the human leukocyte antigen class II molecules HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 complexed with deamidated gliadin peptides implicated in coeliac disease
Kate N Henderson, Hugh H Reid, Natalie A Borg, Sophie E Broughton, Trevor Huyton, Robert P Anderson, James McCluskey, Jamie Rossjohn
ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION F-STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY COMMUNICATIONS | INT UNION CRYSTALLOGRAPHY | Published : 2007
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 are key risk factors in coeliac disease, as they bind deamidated gluten peptides that are subsequently recognized by CD4+ T cells. Here, the production and crystallization of both HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 in complex with the deamidated gliadin peptides DQ2 alpha-I (PQPELPYPQ) and DQ8 alpha-I (EGSFQPSQE), respectively, are reported.