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Systems biology analysis of the role of protein kinase A (PKA), in the fungus Trichoderma reesei by phosphoproteomic

Grant number: 16/20358-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Microbiology - Applied Microbiology
Principal researcher:Roberto do Nascimento Silva
Grantee:Liliane Fraga Costa Ribeiro
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Lignocellulolytic enzymes production by filamentous fungi has been a constant object of study, mainly because such enzymes are of fundamental importance for the generation of biofuels from plant biomass. However, a highly effective microorganism has not yet been found for the hydrolysis of biomass. This is mainly due to the lack of a solid knowledge in regulating the production of these enzymes. One of the main mechanisms of protein synthesis regulation is by activation of phosphorylation cascades leading to the activation of transcription factors. Thus, understanding the signaling pathways activated under certain conditions may provide knowledge that allows engineer the microorganism so that it becomes a better producer of lignocellulolytic enzymes, even in catabolite repression conditions with high glucose concentrations. This project therefore proposes a systemic study of cAMP dependent protein kinase (PKA) action and PKA involvement in the regulation of the production and secretion of lignocellulolytic enzymes in Trichoderma reesei. Two strains of this microorganism (wild type and pkac1 knockout) will be cultivated in two carbon sources (glucose and sugar cane bagasse). The information generated in this work will contribute to the understanding of the catabolic repression mechanism and may be used to engineer the fungus T. reesei in order to increase the production of lignocellulolytic enzymes even in catabolic repression conditions. In addition, they will serve as source information for further research, as individual PKA targets studies (identified in this work) and its specific effects on the cell.

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Scientific publications (4)
(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)
RIBEIRO, LUCAS FERREIRA; LOPES, ERICA M.; KISHI, LUCIANO T.; COSTA RIBEIRO, LILIANE FRAGA; MENEGUETI, MAYRA GONCALVES; GASPAR, GILBERTO GAMBERO; SILVA-ROCHA, RAFAEL; GUAZZARONI, MARIA-EUGENIA. Microbial Community Profiling in Intensive Care Units Expose Limitations in Current Sanitary Standards. FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH, v. 7, AUG 28 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
RIBEIRO, LUCAS F.; AMARELLE, VANESA; RIBEIRO, LILIANE F. C.; GUAZZARONI, MARIA-EUGENIA. Converting a Periplasmic Binding Protein into a Synthetic Biosensing Switch through Domain Insertion. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.
DE PAULA, RENATO GRACIANO; CAMPOS ANTONIETO, AMANDA CRISTINA; COSTA RIBEIRO, LILIANE FRAGA; CARRARO, CLAUDIA BATISTA; VIEIRA NOGUEIRA, KAROLINE MARIA; BORGES LOPES, DOUGLAS CHRISTIAN; SILVA, ALINNE COSTA; ZERBINI, MARIANA TAISE; PEDERSOLI, WELLINGTON RAMOS; COSTA, MARIANA DO NASCIMENTO; SILVA, ROBERTO NASCIMENTO. New Genomic Approaches to Enhance Biomass Degradation by the Industrial Fungus Trichoderma reesei. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GENOMICS, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
RIBEIRO, LUCAS F.; RIBEIRO, LILIANE F. C.; BARRETO, MATHEUS Q.; WARD, RICHARD J. Protein Engineering Strategies to Expand CRISPR-Cas9 Applications. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GENOMICS, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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