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Sugarcane cystatins: From discovery to biotechnological applications

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Tanaka Shibao, Priscila Yumi [1, 2] ; Santos-Junior, Celio Dias [3, 1, 4] ; Santiago, Adelita Carolina [1] ; Mohan, Chakravarthi [1] ; Miguel, Mariana Cardoso [1] ; Toyama, Danyelle [1] ; Sanches Vieira, Marcos Antonio [5] ; Narayanan, Subramonian [6] ; Figueira, Antonio [7] ; Carmona, Adriana K. [8] ; Schiermeyer, Andreas [2] ; Soares-Costa, Andrea [1] ; Henrique-Silva, Flavio [1]
Total Authors: 13
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Genet & Evolut, Sao Carlos - Brazil
[2] Fraunhofer Inst Mol Biol & Appl Ecol IME, Aachen - Germany
[3] Fudan Univ, Inst Sci & Technol Brain Inspired Intelligence, Shanghai 200433 - Peoples R China
[4] Minist Educ, Key Lab Computat Neurosci & Brain Inspired Intell, Beijing - Peoples R China
[5] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Agr Sci, Araras - Brazil
[6] ICAR Sugarcane Breeding Inst, Genet Transformat Lab, Div Crop Improvement, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - India
[7] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Nucl Energy Agr, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[8] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Biophys, Escola Paulista Med, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 8
Document type: Review article
Source: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules; v. 167, p. 676-686, JAN 15 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Phytocystatins are tight-binding cysteine protease inhibitors produced by plants. The first phytocystatin described was isolated from Oryza sativa and, since then, cystatins from several plant species were reported, including from sugarcane. Sugarcane cystatins were unraveled in Sugarcane EST project database, after sequencing of cDNA libraries from various sugarcane tissues at different developmental stages and six sugarcane cystatins were cloned, expressed and characterized (CaneCPI-1 to CaneCPI-6). These recombinant proteins were produced in different expression systems and inhibited several cysteine proteases, including human cathepsins B and L, which can be involved in pathologies, such as cancer. In this review, we summarize a comprehensive history of all sugarcane cystatins, presenting an updated phylogenetic analysis; chromosomal localization, and genomic organization. We also present protein docking of CaneCPI-5 in the active site of human cathepsin B, insights about canecystatins structures; recombinant expression in different systems, comparison of their inhibitory activities against human cysteine cathepsins B, K, L, S, V, falcipains from Plasmodium falciparum and a cathepsin L-like from the sugarcane weevil Sphenophorus levis; and enlighten their potential and current applications in agriculture and health. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/16118-1 - Production of Canecystatin in transgenic sugarcane vacuoles
Grantee:Priscila Yumi Tanaka Shibao
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 19/11683-8 - Study of the participation of proteases in pathological processes
Grantee:Adriana Karaoglanovic Carmona
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/10855-9 - Development of transgenic sugarcane more resistant to Sphenophorus levis
Grantee:Chakravarthi Mohan
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 18/20051-2 - Production of a sugarcane cystatin in Nicotiana benthamiana
Grantee:Priscila Yumi Tanaka Shibao
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate