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Peptides derived from plasma proteins released by bothropasin, a metalloprotease present in the Bothrops jararaca venom

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Fernandes Silva, Cristiane Castilho ; Menezes, Milene Cristina ; Palomino, Miryam ; Oliveira, Ana Karina ; Iwai, Leo Kei ; Faria, Marcella ; Portaro, Fernanda Vieira
Número total de Autores: 7
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Toxicon; v. 137, p. 65-72, OCT 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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Viperid snake venoms contain proteases that affect hemostasis by degrading important proteins such as those that participate in the coagulation cascade. The Bothrops jararaca venom presents as its main components metallo and serine proteases, which comprise around 65% of the venom composition. Bothropasin is a hemorrhagic metalloprotease from the B. jararaca venom which causes disruption of the basement membrane of the vascular endothelium, resulting in bleeding. Although the bothropasin ability to degrade plasmatic and extracellular matrix proteins in vitro has been described, the primary sequence of the released peptides is unknown. This research study presents the peptide identification from both fibrinogen and fibronectin, generated by bothropasin proteolytic activity. Among the fibrinogen derived peptides identified by mass spectrometry, analogous of endogenous products like the fibrinopeptides A and B were found, as well as other sequences described in the literature with vasoactive or antiangiogenic properties. A series of peptides derived from fibronectin by the action of bothropasin were described, and for most of them no biological activity has been described. However, exceptionally a peptide that is known as a bond site for B cells was found. This study indicates that, beyond to the degradation of human proteins, bothropasin can generate bioactive peptides, which may participate in the envenoming process by Bothrops snakes. Also important, the knowledge of the formed peptides, based on the cleavage sites of the hydrolyzed proteins, provided the opportunity to study the primary specificity of bothropasin. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/07467-1 - CeTICS - Centro de Toxinas, Imuno-Resposta e Sinalização Celular
Beneficiário:Hugo Aguirre Armelin
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs
Processo FAPESP: 14/02788-7 - Caracterização de polipeptídeos moduladores de angiogênese derivados da degradação de cininogênio e fibrinogênio pela bothropasina
Beneficiário:Cristiane Castilho Fernandes da Silva
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado
Processo FAPESP: 15/15364-3 - Análise do potencial tóxico de proteases e peptídeos presentes no veneno do escorpião Tityus serrulatus e do poder neutralizante dos antivenenos comerciais: aprimorando o conhecimento do veneno e seu mecanismo de ação
Beneficiário:Fernanda Calheta Vieira Portaro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular