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.
|Pages (from-to)||1021 - 1025|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|