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Revealing the Function and the Structural Model of Ts4: Insights into the ``Non-Toxic{''} Toxin from Tityus serrulatus Venom

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Autor(es):
Pucca, Manuela B. [1] ; Cerni, Felipe A. [1] ; Peigneur, Steve [2] ; Bordon, Karla C. F. [1] ; Tytgat, Jan [2] ; Arantes, Eliane C. [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Pharmaceut Sci Ribeirao Preto, Dept Chem & Phys, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Leuven, Toxicol & Pharmacol, B-3000 Leuven - Belgium
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: TOXINS; v. 7, n. 7, p. 2534-2550, JUL 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 16
Resumo

The toxin, previously described as a non-toxic toxin, was isolated from the scorpion venom of Tityus serrulatus (Ts), responsible for the most severe and the highest number of accidents in Brazil. In this study, the subtype specificity and selectivity of Ts4 was investigated using six mammalian Nav channels (Nav1.2Nav1.6 and Nav1.8) and two insect Nav channels (DmNav1 and BgNav). The electrophysiological assays showed that Ts4 specifically inhibited the fast inactivation of Nav1.6 channels, the most abundant sodium channel expressed in the adult central nervous system, and can no longer be classified as a non-toxic peptide. Based on the results, we could classify the Ts4 as a classical -toxin. The Ts4 3D-structural model was built based on the solved X-ray Ts1 3D-structure, the major toxin from Ts venom with which it shares high sequence identity (65.57%). The Ts4 model revealed a flattened triangular shape constituted by three-stranded antiparallel -sheet and one -helix stabilized by four disulfide bonds. The absence of a Lys in the first amino acid residue of the N-terminal of Ts4 is probably the main responsible for its low toxicity. Other key amino acid residues important to the toxicity of - and -toxins are discussed here. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/21329-0 - Caracterização eletrofisiológica das toxinas provenientes da peçonha de Tityus serrulatus Ts3, Ts4, Ts6, Ts8, Ts15 e TS venom peptide 7: busca de novas drogas terapêuticas
Beneficiário:Manuela Berto Pucca
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/21342-7 - Caracterização eletrofisiológica da Ts19 fragmento II, uma nova toxina purificada da peçonha de Tityus serrulatus
Beneficiário:Felipe Augusto Cerni
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Doutorado