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Interactions between Trypanosoma cruzi Secreted Proteins and Host Cell Signaling Pathways

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Autor(es):
Costa, Renata Watanabe [1] ; da Silveira, Jose F. [1] ; Bahia, Diana [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Microbiol Imunol & Parasitol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Inst Ciencias Biol, Dept Biol Geral, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo de Revisão
Fonte: FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY; v. 7, MAR 31 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 17
Resumo

Chagas disease is one of the prevalent neglected tropical diseases, affecting at least 6-7 million individuals in Latin America. It is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted to vertebrate hosts by blood-sucking insects. After infection, the parasite invades and multiplies in the myocardium, leading to acute myocarditis that kills around 5% of untreated individuals. T. cruzi secretes proteins that manipulate multiple host cell signaling pathways to promote host cell invasion. The primary secreted lysosomal peptidase in T. cruzi is cruzipain, which has been shown to modulate the host immune response. Cruzipain hinders macrophage activation during the early stages of infection by interrupting the NF-kB P65 mediated signaling pathway. This allows the parasite to survive and replicate, and may contribute to the spread of infection in acute Chagas disease. Another secreted protein P21, which is expressed in all of the developmental stages of T. cruzi, has been shown to modulate host phagocytosis signaling pathways. The parasite also secretes soluble factors that exert effects on host extracellular matrix, such as proteolytic degradation of collagens. Finally, secreted phospholipase A from T. cruzi contributes to lipid modifications on host cells and concomitantly activates the PKC signaling pathway. Here, we present a brief review of the interaction between secreted proteins from T cruzi and the host cells, emphasizing the manipulation of host signaling pathways during invasion. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/51475-3 - Biologia molecular e celular do parasitismo por Trypanosoma cruzi
Beneficiário:José Franco da Silveira Filho
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 07/50551-2 - Identificação e caracterização molecular de proteínas quinases de Trypanosoma cruzi para o estudo da comunicação celular, modelagem molecular e desenho de drogas inibidoras: estudo dos parceiros das vias de sinalização focado na invasão de EA
Beneficiário:Diana Bahia
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores