Identification of the Rat Maternally Transmitted Minor Histocompatibility Antigen

Prakash K. Bhuyan, Lesley L. Young, Kirsten Fischer Lindahl, Geoffrey W. Butcher

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Abstract

The rat maternally transmitted Ag has been previously described as a minor histocompatibility Ag composed of a mitochondrially transmitted factor (MTF) and the RT1.Aa MHC class I molecule. We compared the DNA sequences of the 13 mitochondrial open reading frames from different rat strains and identified four coding polymorphisms that correlated with this MTF. We used synthetic 17-mer peptides spanning the polymorphisms to sensitize appropriate target cells in lymphocytotoxicity assays and found that the MTF is derived from an internal region of ATPase 6. A tridecameric derivative of the ATPase 6 17 mer (termed 13N3E) could sensitize RT1.Aa-expressing target cells at picomolar concentrations and, when present on such cells, could compete fully with the natural ligand in cold-target competition assays. Comparing the 13N3E peptide with the known peptide-binding requirements of RT1.Aa suggested two possible binding conformations, placing either an internal or a C-terminal arginine in the F pocket of the peptide-binding groove. Arguments favoring a "bulging" conformation, with N- and C-terminal residues bound into their conserved pockets, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3753-3760
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Immunology
Volume158
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 15 1997

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Minor Histocompatibility Antigens
Peptides
Adenosine Triphosphatases
Histocompatibility
Open Reading Frames
Arginine
Ligands

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Bhuyan, P. K., Young, L. L., Lindahl, K. F., & Butcher, G. W. (1997). Identification of the Rat Maternally Transmitted Minor Histocompatibility Antigen. Journal of Immunology, 158(8), 3753-3760.

Identification of the Rat Maternally Transmitted Minor Histocompatibility Antigen. / Bhuyan, Prakash K.; Young, Lesley L.; Lindahl, Kirsten Fischer; Butcher, Geoffrey W.

In: Journal of Immunology, Vol. 158, No. 8, 15.04.1997, p. 3753-3760.

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Bhuyan, PK, Young, LL, Lindahl, KF & Butcher, GW 1997, 'Identification of the Rat Maternally Transmitted Minor Histocompatibility Antigen', Journal of Immunology, vol. 158, no. 8, pp. 3753-3760.
Bhuyan PK, Young LL, Lindahl KF, Butcher GW. Identification of the Rat Maternally Transmitted Minor Histocompatibility Antigen. Journal of Immunology. 1997 Apr 15;158(8):3753-3760.
Bhuyan, Prakash K. ; Young, Lesley L. ; Lindahl, Kirsten Fischer ; Butcher, Geoffrey W. / Identification of the Rat Maternally Transmitted Minor Histocompatibility Antigen. In: Journal of Immunology. 1997 ; Vol. 158, No. 8. pp. 3753-3760.
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