Phage display epitope mapping of human neutrophil flavocytochrome b558. Identification of two juxtaposed extracellular domains

James B. Burritt, Frank R. DeLeo, Connie L. McDonald, Justin R. Prigge, Mary C. Dinauer, Michio Nakamura, William M. Nauseef, Algirdas J. Jesaitis

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Despite extensive experimental and clinical evidence demonstrating the critical role of flavocytochrome b558 (Cyt b) in the NADPH-dependent oxidase, there is a paucity of direct structural data defining its topology in the phagocyte membrane. Unlike other Cyt b-specific monoclonal antibodies, 7D5 binds exclusively to an extracellular domain, and identification of its epitope should provide novel insight into the membrane topology of Cyt b. To that end, we examined biochemical features of 7D5-Cyt b binding and used the J404 phage display non-apeptide library to identify the bound epitope. 7D5 precipitated only heterodimeric gp91-p22phox and not individual or denatured Cyt b subunits from detergent extracts of human neutrophils and promyelocytic leukemia cells (gp91-PLB). Moreover, 7D5 precipitated precursor gp65-p22phox complexes from detergent extracts of the biosynthetically active gp91-PLB cells, demonstrating that complex carbohydrates were not required for epitope recognition. Epitope mimetics selected from the J404 phage display library by 7D5 demonstrated that 226RIVRG230 and 160IKNP163 regions of gp91phox were both bound by 7D5. These studies reveal specific information about Cyt b membrane topology and structure, namely that gp91phox residues 226RIVRG230 and 160IKNP163 are closely juxtaposed on extracytoplasmic domains and that predicted helices containing residues Gly165-Ile190 and Ser200-Glu225 are adjacent to each other in the membrane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2053-2061
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 19 2001
Externally publishedYes

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