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Exploring Potential Virulence Regulators in Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Isolates of Varying Virulence through Quantitative Proteomics

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Autor(es):
Castilho, Daniele G. [1] ; Chaves, Alison F. A. [1] ; Xander, Patricia [2] ; Zelanis, Andre [3] ; Kitano, Eduardo S. [4] ; Serrano, Solange M. T. [4] ; Tashima, Alexandre K. [5] ; Batista, Wagner L. [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 8
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Microbiol Imunol & Parasitol, BR-04044010 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Ciencias Biol, BR-09913030 Diadema, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencia & Tecnol, BR-12231280 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[4] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Toxinol Aplicada CeTICS, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Bioquim, BR-04023062 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH; v. 13, n. 10, p. 4259-4271, 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 7
Resumo

Few virulence factors have been identified for Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, the agent of paracoccidioidomycosis. In this study, we quantitatively evaluated the protein composition of P. brasiliensis in the yeast phase using minimal and rich media to obtain a better understanding of its virulence and to gain new insights into pathogen adaptation strategies. This analysis was performed on two isolates of the Pb18 strain showing distinct infection profiles in B10.A mice. Using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis, we identified and quantified 316 proteins in minimal medium, 29 of which were overexpressed in virulent Pb18. In rich medium, 29 out of 295 proteins were overexpressed in the virulent fungus. Three proteins were found to be up-regulated in both media, suggesting the potential roles of these proteins in virulence regulation in P. brasiliensis. Moreover, genes up-regulated in virulent Pb18 showed an increase in its expression after the recovery of virulence of attenuated Pb18. Proteins up-regulated in both isolates were grouped according to their functional categories. Virulent Pb18 undergoes metabolic reorganization and increased expression of proteins involved in fermentative respiration. This approach allowed us to identify potential virulence regulators and provided a foundation for achieving a molecular understanding of how Paracoccidioides modulates the host-pathogen interaction to its advantage. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/19321-9 - Caracterização proteômica e peptidômica dos venenos de aranhas brasileiras por espectrometria de massas
Beneficiário:Alexandre Keiji Tashima
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 11/14392-2 - Avaliação do envolvimento da GTPase Ras de Paracoccidioides brasiliensis no termo-dimorfismo do fungo e durante o estresse oxidativo e nitrosativo
Beneficiário:Wagner Luiz Batista
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular