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Investigating possible biological targets of Bj-CRP, the first cysteine-rich secretory protein (CRISP) isolated from Bothrops jararaca snake venom

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Lodovicho, Marina E. ; Costa, Tassia R. ; Bernardes, Carolina P. ; Menaldo, Danilo L. ; Zoccal, Karina F. ; Carone, Sante E. ; Rosa, Jose C. ; Pucca, Manuela B. ; Cerni, Felipe A. ; Arantes, Eliane C. ; Tytgat, Jan ; Faccioli, Lucia H. ; Pereira-Crott, Luciana S. ; Sampaio, Suely V.
Número total de Autores: 14
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Toxicology Letters; v. 265, p. 156-169, JAN 4 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 9
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Cysteine-rich secretory proteins (CRISPs) are commonly described as part of the protein content of snake venoms, nevertheless, so far, little is known about their biological targets and functions. Our study describes the isolation and characterization of Bj-CRP, the first CRISP isolated from Bothrops jararaca snake venom, also aiming at the identification of possible targets for its actions. Bj-CRP was purified using three chromatographic steps (Sephacryl S-200, Source 15Q and C18) and showed to be an acidic protein of 24.6 kDa with high sequence identity to other snake venom CRISPs. This CRISP was devoid of proteolytic, hemorrhagic or coagulant activities, and it did not affect the currents from 13 voltage-gated potassium channel isoforms. Conversely, Bj-CRP induced inflammatory responses characterized by increase of leukocytes, mainly neutrophils, after 1 and 4 h of its injection in the peritoneal cavity of mice, also stimulating the production of IL-6. Bj-CRP also acted on the human complement system, modulating some of the activation pathways and acting directly on important components (C3 and C4), thus inducing the generation of anaphylatoxins (C3a, C4a and C5a). Therefore, our results for Bj-CRP open up prospects for better understanding this class of toxins and its biological actions. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/23236-4 - Toxinas animais nativas e recombinantes: análise funcional, estrutural e molecular
Beneficiário:Suely Vilela
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 12/12954-6 - Estudo das toxinas Ts6 e Ts15 do escorpião Tityus serrulatus como potenciais drogas terapêuticas para o tratamento de doenças autoimunes
Beneficiário:Manuela Berto Pucca
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 12/13590-8 - Isolamento, caracterização molecular e funcional de uma nova toxina presente na peçonha do escorpião Tityus serrulatus
Beneficiário:Felipe Augusto Cerni
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado