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Characterization of new sugar transporters involved in the regulation of lignocellulosic biomass degradation of in Trichoderma reesei

Grant number: 14/23653-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2015 - May 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Biochemistry
Principal Investigator:Roberto Do Nascimento Silva
Grantee:Roberto Do Nascimento Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated grant(s):15/50008-3 - Engineering Zymomonas mobilis for enhanced bioethanol production and the integrated bioprocessing of lignocellulose, AP.R

Abstract

Trichoderma reesei (Hypocrea jecorina) is a saprophyte fungus involved in the degradation of cell wall polysaccharides from plants. T. reesei has an astonishing ability to produce and secrete cellulases, and is the most important industrial fungus in the production of these enzymes that are used, among other purposes, in the biofuel industry, such as bioethanol. The degradation of the components of lignocellulosic wall is a complex process that requires a series of regulatory proteins to make it more efficient and save unnecessary energy expenditure. This project aims to contribute to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the process of deconstruction of biomass in T. reesei through the identification of new sugar transporters associated with this process. For this, a number of Major Facilitator Superfamily Sugar Transporters (MFS) potentially involved in the degradation of biomass previously identified by in silico analysis of RNA-seq data will be deleted in order to verify their respective functions. Later, we will characterize the sugar transporters through complementation test in Saccharomyces cerevisiae lineage. With the data obtained, will be built a model of gene expression related to the receptors identified, enabling a better understanding of the behavior of gene expression of cellulolytic enzymes produced by T. reesei and contributing to the implementation of this fungus in the bioethanol industry. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE PAULA, RENATO GRACIANO; CAMPOS ANTONIETO, AMANDA CRISTINA; CARRARO, CLAUDIA BATISTA; BORGES LOPES, DOUGLAS CHRISTIAN; PERSINOTI, GABRIELA FELIX; AGUIAR PERES, NALU TEIXEIRA; MARTINEZ-ROSSI, NILCE MARIA; SILVA-ROCHA, RAFAEL; SILVA, ROBERTO NASCIMENTO. The Duality of the MAPK Signaling Pathway in the Control of Metabolic Processes and Cellulase Production in Trichoderma reesei. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 8, OCT 8 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
GUPTA, VIJAI KUMAR; STEINDORFF, ANDREI STECCA; DE PAULA, RENATO GRACIANO; SILVA-ROCHA, RAFAEL; MACH-AIGNER, ASTRID R.; MACH, ROBERT L.; SILVA, ROBERTO N. The Post-cenomic Era of Trichoderma reesei: What's Next?. TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 34, n. 12, p. 970-982, DEC 2016. Web of Science Citations: 20.
ZEILINGER, SUSANNE; GUPTA, VIJAI K.; DAHMS, TANYA E. S.; SILVA, ROBERTO N.; SINGH, HARIKESH B.; UPADHYAY, RAM S.; GOMES, ERISTON VIEIRA; TSUI, CLEMENT KIN-MING; NAYAK, CHANDRA S.; VAN DER MEER, JAN ROELOF. Friends or foes? Emerging insights from fungal interactions with plants. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS, v. 40, n. 2, p. 182-207, MAR 2016. Web of Science Citations: 40.
CASTRO, LILIAN DOS SANTOS; DE PAULA, RENATO G.; ANTONIETO, AMANDA C. C.; PERSINOTI, GABRIELA F.; SILVA-ROCHA, RAFAEL; SILVA, ROBERTO N. Understanding the Role of the Master Regulator XYR1 in Trichoderma reesei by Global Transcriptional Analysis. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, v. 7, FEB 16 2016. Web of Science Citations: 25.
CAMPOS ANTONIETO, AMANDA CRISTINA; DE PAULA, RENATO GRACIANO; CASTRO, LILIAN DOS SANTOS; SILVA-ROCHA, RAFAEL; PERSINOTI, GABRIELA FELIX; SILVA, ROBERTO NASCIMENTO. Trichoderma reesei CRE1-mediated Carbon Catabolite Repression in Response to Sophorose Through RNA Sequencing Analysis. CURRENT GENOMICS, v. 17, n. 2, p. 119-131, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 12.
VIEIRA NOGUEIRA, KAROLINE MARIA; COSTA, MARIANA DO NASCIMENTO; DE PAULA, RENATO GRACIANO; MENDONCA-NATIVIDADE, FLAVIA COSTA; RICCI-AZEVEDO, RAFAEL; SILVA, ROBERTO NASCIMENTO. Evidence of cAMP involvement in cellobiohydrolase expression and secretion by Trichoderma reesei in presence of the inducer sophorose. BMC Microbiology, v. 15, SEP 30 2015. Web of Science Citations: 13.

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