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Molecular cloning and characterization of pirarucu (Arapaima gigas) follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone beta-subunit cDNAs

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Autor(es):
Sevilhano, Thais ; de Carvalho, Roberto Feitosa ; de Jesus Oliveira, Nelio Alessandro ; Oliveira, Joao Ezequiel ; Maltarollo, Vinicius Goncalves ; Trossini, Gustavo ; Garcez, Riviane ; Bartolini, Paolo
Número total de Autores: 8
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: PLoS One; v. 12, n. 8 AUG 28 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 3
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The common gonadotrophic hormone alpha-subunit (GTH alpha) has been previously isolated by our research group from A. gigas pituitaries; in the present work the cDNA sequences encoding FSH beta and LH beta subunits have also been isolated from the same species of fish. The FSH beta-subunit consists of 126 amino acids with a putative 18 amino acid signal peptide and a 108 amino acid mature peptide, while the LH beta-subunit consists of 141 amino acids with a putative 24 amino acid amino acid signal peptide and a 117 amino acid mature peptide. The highest identity, based on the amino acid sequences, was found with the order of Anguilliformes (61%) for FSH beta and of Cypriniformes (76%) for LH beta, followed by Siluriformes, 53% for FSH beta and 75% for LH beta. Interestingly, the identity with the corresponding human amino acid sequences was still remarkable: 45.1% for FSH beta and 51.4% for LH beta. Three dimensional models of ag-FSH and ag-LH, generated by using the crystal structures of h-FSH and h-LH as the respective templates and carried out via comparative modeling and molecular dynamics simulations, suggested the presence of the so-called ``seat-belt{''}, favored by a disulfide bond formed between the 3rd and 12th cysteine in both beta-subunits. The sequences found will be used for the biotechnological synthesis of A. gigas gonadotrophic hormones (ag-FSH and ag-LH). In a first approach, to ascertain that the cloned transcripts allow the expression of the heterodimeric hormones, ag-FSH has been synthesized in human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK293) cells, preliminarily purified and characterized. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/10779-2 - Clonagem, expressão e caracterização do hormônio folículo estimulante (FSH) e luteinizante (LH) de pirarucu (Arapaima gigas)
Beneficiário:Paolo Bartolini
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular