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Pharmacology of oligopeptidases and intracellular peptides

Grant number: 16/04000-3
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: February 01, 2017 - January 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Pharmacology - Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology
Principal Investigator:Emer Suavinho Ferro
Grantee:Emer Suavinho Ferro
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Leo Kei Iwai
Assoc. researchers:Alice Cristina Rodrigues ; Carolina Demarchi Munhoz ; Eliana Hiromi Akamine ; Fabio Cesar Gozzo ; Jair Ribeiro Chagas ; José Cesar Rosa Neto ; Rosana Camarini ; Rosangela Aparecida dos Santos Eichler ; Soraia Katia Pereira Costa ; Vanessa Rioli
Associated scholarship(s):19/27149-0 - Knockout mice for thimet oligopeptidase as a model for the study of Obesity and Obesity-associated diseases, BP.PD
19/24874-6 - Technical training to support the thematic project Pharmacology of Oligopeptidases and Intracellular Peptides, BP.TT
19/15965-8 - Regulation of the expression of microRNAs by intracellular peptides in the induction of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in knockout mice for EP24.15, BP.MS
+ associated scholarships 19/07332-5 - Structural basis of intracellular peptides-protein interactions, BP.PD
18/07852-6 - Development and standardization of a new methodology to evaluate the effect of intracellular peptides on protein-protein interactions, BP.PD
18/06901-3 - Technical training level 2 - 40 hours per week, BP.TT
17/18080-1 - Technical training in laboratory animal facility general techniques, BP.TT - associated scholarships

Abstract

Oligopeptidases were first described as kininases from rabbit brain in the early 70's by Prof. Antonio C. M. Camargo at USP Ribeirão Preto Medical School. Studies from our research group suggested that more than 90% of thimet oligopeptidase (EC3.4.24.15; EP24.15) and neurolysin (EC3.4.24.16; Nln) are concentrated inside the cells; these data suggested some doubts about the major function of oligopeptidases in generating and degrading neuropeptides such as bradykinin (1-11). The first intracellular function described for EP24.15 was in processing and degradation of antigens associated with major histocompatibility class I complex (12,13), which is now supported by additional studies (14-20). The development and use of a novel substrate-capture assay using catalytically inactive EP2.15 or Nln (21-23) led to hemopressin discovery (24-62), and to further studies on intracellular peptides that could be functional inside the cells (63-78; "Temático" Fapesp 04/04933-2). Here, we intend to investigate the biological significance of intracellular peptides. The main aims are: 1) putative therapeutic use of hemopressin and intracellular peptides, 2) uncover mechanisms related to intracellular peptide action, 3) peptidomic and new methods to quantitate peptides in biological samples, 4) phenotype characterization of C57BL6 knockout mice for EP24.15, Nln and EP24.15/Nln. The potential clinical applications of this knowledge will be a constant goal during the development of this project. (AU)

Articles published in other media outlets (4 total):
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UOL: Em teste com animais, hemopressina reduz dor causada por artrite reumatoide (27/Oct/2020)
Jornal do Comércio (RS): Novo medicamento pode reduzir dores causadas pela artrite reumatoide (29/Oct/2020)
Panorama Farmacêutico: Em testes com animais, medicamento hemopressina reduz dores causadas por artrite reumatoide (28/Oct/2020)
Jornal da USP online: Em testes com animais, medicamento hemopressina reduz dores causadas por artrite reumatoide (27/Oct/2020)

Scientific publications (16)
(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)
HEIMANN, ANDREA S.; DALE, CAMILA S.; GUIMARAES, FRANCISCO S.; REIS, RICARDO A. M.; NAVON, AMI; SHMUELOV, MICHAL A.; RIOLI, VANESSA; GOMES, IVONE; DEVI, LAKSHMI L.; FERRO, EMER S. Hemopressin as a breakthrough for the cannabinoid field. Neuropharmacology, v. 183, FEB 1 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CAMARGO, LIVIA L.; DENADAI-SOUZA, ALEXANDRE; YSHII, LIDIA M.; LIMA, CARLA; TEIXEIRA, SIMONE A.; CERQUEIRA, ANDERSON R. A.; GEWEHR, MAYARA C. F.; FERNANDES, ELIZABETH S.; SCHENKA, ANDRE A.; MUSCARA, MARCELO N.; FERRO, EMER S.; COSTA, SORAIA K. P. The potential anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive effects of rat hemopressin (PVNFKFLSH) in experimental arthritis. European Journal of Pharmacology, v. 890, JAN 5 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FERRO, EMER S.; GEWEHR, MAYARA C. F.; NAVON, AMI. Thimet Oligopeptidase Biochemical and Biological Significances: Past, Present, and Future Directions. BIOMOLECULES, v. 10, n. 9 SEP 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MONTONI, FABIO; ANDREOTTI, DIANA ZUKAS; DOS SANTOS EICHLER, ROSANGELA APARECIDA; SANTOS, WELLINGTON DA SILVA; KISAKI, CAROLINA YUKIKO; SUEHIRO ARCOS, STEPHANIE SANTOS; LIMA, ISMAEL FEITOSA; MALTAURO SOARES, MAGNA APARECIDA; NISHIYAMA-JR, MILTON YUTAKA; NAVA-RODRIGUES, DANIEL; FERRO, EMER SUAVINHO; CARVALHO, VALDEMIR MELECHCO; IWAI, LEO KEI. The impact of rattlesnake venom on mice cerebellum proteomics points to synaptic inhibition and tissue damage. JOURNAL OF PROTEOMICS, v. 221, JUN 15 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NAVARRO, MARINA V.; CHAVES, ALISON F. A.; CASTILHO, DANIELE G.; CASULA, ISIS; CALADO, JULIANA C. P.; CONCEICAO, PALLOMA M.; IWAI, LEO K.; DE CASTRO, BEATRIZ F.; BATISTA, WAGNER L. Effect of Nitrosative Stress on theS-Nitroso-Proteome ofParacoccidioides brasiliensis. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, v. 11, JUN 4 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
VALENCIA, ALEXY OROZCO; KNIRSCH, MARCOS CAMARGO; FERRO, EMER SUAVINHO; STEPHANO, MARCO ANTONIO. Interleukin-2 as immunotherapeutic in the autoimmune diseases. International Immunopharmacology, v. 81, APR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
HEIMANN, ANDREA S.; GIARDINI, A. C.; SANT'ANNA, M. B.; DOS SANTOS, NILTON B.; GEWEHR, MAYARA C. F.; MUNHOZ, CAROLINA D.; CASTRO, LEANDRO M.; PICOLO, GISELE; REMER, RICARDO A.; FERRO, EMER S. NFKF is a synthetic fragment derived from rat hemopressin that protects mice from neurodegeneration. Neuroscience Letters, v. 721, MAR 16 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GEWEHR, MAYARA C. F.; SILVERIO, RENATA; ROSA-NETO, JOSE CESAR; LIRA, FABIO S.; RECKZIEGEL, PATRICIA; FERRO, EMER S. Peptides from Natural or Rationally Designed Sources Can Be Used in Overweight, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes Therapies. Molecules, v. 25, n. 5 MAR 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GEWEHR, MAYARA C. F.; TEIXEIRA, ALEXANDRE A. S.; SANTOS, BRUNA A. C.; BIONDO, LUANA A.; GOZZO, FABIO C.; CORDIBELLO, AMANDA M.; EICHLER, ROSANGELA A. S.; RECKZIEGEL, PATRICIA; DA SILVA, RENEE N. O.; DOS SANTOS, NILTON B.; CAMARA, NIELS O. S.; CASTOLDI, ANGELA; BARRETO-CHAVES, MARIA L. M.; DALE, CAMILA S.; SENGER, NATHALIA; LIMA, JOANNA D. C. C.; SEELAENDER, MARILIA C. L.; INADA, ALINE C.; AKAMINE, ELIANA H.; CASTRO, LEANDRO M.; RODRIGUES, ALICE C.; ROSA NETO, JOSE C.; FERRO, EMER S. The Relevance of Thimet Oligopeptidase in the Regulation of Energy Metabolism and Diet-Induced Obesity. BIOMOLECULES, v. 10, n. 2 FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MOREIRA, RAFAEL J.; CASTRO, ERIQUE; OLIVEIRA, TIAGO E.; BELCHIOR, THIAGO; PEIXOTO, ALBERT S.; CHAVES-FILHO, ADRIANO B.; MORENO, MAYARA F.; LIMA, JANAYNA D.; YOSHINAGA, MARCOS; MIYAMOTO, SAYURI; MORAIS, MYCHEL R. P. T.; ZORN, TELMA M. T.; COGLIATI, BRUNO; IWAI, LEO K.; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; CABRAL, FERNANDA J.; FESTUCCIA, WILLIAM. Lipoatrophy-Associated Insulin Resistance and Hepatic Steatosis are Attenuated by Intake of Diet Rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids. MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH, v. 64, n. 7 FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
LIMA, JOANNA D. C. C.; SIMOES, ESTEFANIA; DE CASTRO, GABRIELA; MORAIS, MYCHEL RAONY P. T.; DE MATOS-NETO, EMIDIO M.; ALVES, MICHELE J.; PINTO, I, NELSON; FIGUEREDO, RAQUEL G.; ZORN, TELMA M. T.; FELIPE-SILVA, ALOISIO S.; TOKESHI, FLAVIO; OTOCH, JOSE P.; ALCANTARA, PAULO; CABRAL, FERNANDA J.; FERRO, EMER S.; LAVIANO, ALESSANDRO; SEELAENDER, MARILIA. Tumour-derived transforming growth factor-beta signalling contributes to fibrosis in patients with cancer cachexia. JOURNAL OF CACHEXIA SARCOPENIA AND MUSCLE, v. 10, n. 5, p. 1045-1059, OCT 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DOS SANTOS, NILTON B.; FRANCO, ROSEANE D.; CAMARINI, ROSANA; MUNHOZ, CAROLINA D.; EICHLER, ROSANGELA A. S.; GEWEHR, MAYARA C. F.; RECKZIEGEL, PATRICIA; LLANOS, RICARDO P.; DALE, CAMILA S.; DA SILVA, VICTORIA R. O.; BORGES, VANESSA F.; LIMA, BRAULIO H. F.; CUNHA, FERNANDO Q.; VISNIAUSKAS, BRUNA; CHAGAS, JAIR R.; TUFIK, SERGIO; PERES, FERNANDA F.; ABILIO, VANESSA C.; FLORIO, JORGE C.; IWAI, LEO K.; RIOLI, VANESSA; PRESOTO, BENEDITO C.; GUIMARAES, ALESSANDER O.; PESQUERO, JOAO B.; BADER, MICHAEL; CASTRO, LEANDRO M.; FERRO, EMER S. Thimet Oligopeptidase (EC 3.4.24.15) Key Functions Suggested by Knockout Mice Phenotype Characterization. BIOMOLECULES, v. 9, n. 8 AUG 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DASGUPTA, SAYANI; FISHMAN, MICHAEL A.; CASTRO, LEANDRO M.; TASHIMA, ALEXANDRE K.; FERRO, EMER S.; FRICKER, LLOYD D. Effect of Protein Denaturation and Enzyme Inhibitors on Proteasomal-Mediated Production of Peptides in Human Embryonic Kidney Cells. BIOMOLECULES, v. 9, n. 6 JUN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DE ARAUJO, CHRISTIANE B.; HEIMANN, ANDREA S.; REMER, RICARDO A.; RUSSO, LILIAN C.; COLQUHOUN, ALISON; FORTI, FABIO L.; FERRO, EMER S. Intracellular Peptides in Cell Biology and Pharmacology. BIOMOLECULES, v. 9, n. 4 APR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MANZI TEIXEIRA, CAIO MATHEUS; CORREA, CLAUDIA NEVES; IWAI, LEO KEI; FERRO, EMER SUAVINHO; DE CASTRO, LEANDRO MANTOVANI. Characterization of Intracellular Peptides from Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Brain. ZEBRAFISH, v. 16, n. 3, p. 1-12, APR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 4.
RECKZIEGEL, PATRICIA; FESTUCCIA, WILLIAM T.; BRITTO, LUIZ R. G.; LOPES JANG, KAREN L.; ROMAO, CAROLINA M.; HEIMANN, JOEL C.; FOGACA, MANOELA V.; RODRIGUES, NAIELLY S.; SILVA, NICOLE R.; GUIMARAES, FRANCISCO S.; EICHLER, ROSANGELA A. S.; GUPTA, ACHLA; GOMES, IVONE; DEVI, LAKSHMI A.; HEIMANN, ANDREA S.; FERRO, EMER S. A novel peptide that improves metabolic parameters without adverse central nervous system effects. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 7, NOV 1 2017. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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Filed patent(s) as a result of this research project

Solicitação em análise e dentro do prazo legal de sigilo previsto na legislação BR1020180105230 - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) . Solicitação em análise e dentro do prazo legal de sigilo previsto na legislação - May 2018, 23