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Study of important chaperone-interaction from the celular protein quality control system in higher eukaryotes.

Grant number: 14/00076-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): August 27, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Biochemistry - Chemistry of Macromolecules
Principal Investigator:Carlos Henrique Inacio Ramos
Grantee:Conrado de Campos Gonçalves
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/50161-8 - Study of the structure and function of the Hsp90 chaperone with emphasis on its role in cellular homeostasis, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):16/03764-0 - Characterization of the role of HSP70 system and HSP22 chaperone as a disaggregase complex in humans, BE.EP.DR


Proteins are responsible by a huge number of functions in cells. This functions are directly related to the proteins fold structure. The proteins folding may not occur naturally in cells, so there is a specialized system, known Protein Quality Control (PQC). The PQC is formed by the sub-system of chaperones, which facilitates the correct folding of proteins, and the sub-system proteosome, responsible for degradation. The proteins of PQC system are more express in conditions of stress, when the wrong folding is easier. The main objective of our group is understand how the PQC system works in eukariotes, specially in human and plants. This project has the objetive of investigate the interactions among chaperones and Hsps considered relevant for the function of the PQC system. Thus, the specifics objectives are: 1) Cloning, express, purify and characterize the co-chaperone CHIP in a plant. This protein has a bind domain to Hsp70 and Hsp90 chaperones and other domain that interacts with E3 ubiquitin-ligase, so this protein is an important link between the two sub-system of the PQC. 2) Investigate the mechanisms of interaction between Hsp100 and smHsps in plants. 3) Compare the conformation of four Hsp40 human chaperones and chacterize its interactions with unfold proteins and Hsp70

Scientific publications
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GONCALVES, CONRADO DE C.; PINHEIRO, GLAUCIA M. S.; DAHLSTROM, KATHE M.; SOUTO, DENIO E. P.; KUBOTA, LAURO T.; BARBOSA, LEANDRO R. S.; RAMOS, I, CARLOS H. On the structure and function of Sorghum bicolor CHIP (carboxyl terminus of Hsc70-interacting protein): A link between chaperone and proteasome systems. Plant Science, v. 296, JUL 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
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