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Interaction of acylated and unacylated forms of E. coli alpha-hemolysin with lipid monolayers: a PM-IRRAS study

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Vazquez, Romina F. [1] ; Daza Millone, Maria A. [2] ; Pavinatto, Felippe J. [3, 4] ; Herlax, Vanesa S. [1] ; Bakas, Laura S. [5] ; Oliveira, Jr., Osvaldo N. [3] ; Vela, Maria E. [2] ; Mate, Sabina M. [1]
Número total de Autores: 8
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Nacl La Plata, Fac Ciencias Med, CCT La Plata, Inst Invest Bioquim La Plata INIBIOLP, 60 & 120, RA-1900 La Plata, Buenos Aires - Argentina
[2] Univ Nacl La Plata, Inst Invest Fisicoquim Teor & Aplicadas INIFTA, CCT La Plata, CONICET, Sucursal 4 Casilla Correo 16, RA-1900 La Plata, Buenos Aires - Argentina
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, IFSC, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Washington, Clean Energy Inst, Seattle, WA 98195 - USA
[5] Univ Nacl La Plata, Ctr Invest Prot Vegetates CIPROVE, Dept Ciencias Biol, Fac Ciencias Exactas, 47 & 115, RA-1900 La Plata, Buenos Aires - Argentina
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: COLLOIDS AND SURFACES B-BIOINTERFACES; v. 158, p. 76-83, OCT 1 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 3

Uropathogenic strains of Escherichia coli produce virulence factors, such as the protein toxin alpha-hemolysin (HIyA), that enable the bacteria to colonize the host and establish an infection. HIyA is synthetized as a protoxin (ProHlyA) that is transformed into the active form in the bacterial cytosol by the covalent linkage of two fatty-acyl moieties to the polypeptide chain before the secretion of HlyA into the extracellular medium. The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of the fatty acylation of HIyA on protein conformation and protein-membrane interactions. Polarization-modulated infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS) experiments were performed at the air-water interface, and lipid monolayers mimicking the outer leaflet of red-blood-cell membranes were used as model systems for the study of protein-membrane interaction. According to surface-pressure measurements, incorporation of the acylated protein into the lipid films was faster than that of the nonacylated form. PM-IRRAS measurements revealed that the adsorption of the proteins to the lipid monolayers induced disorder in the lipid acyl chains and also changed the elastic properties of the films independently of protein acylation. No significant difference was observed between HIyA and ProHlyA in the interaction with the model lipid monolayers; but when these proteins became adsorbed on a bare air-water interface, they adopted different secondary structures. The assumption of the correct protein conformation at a hydrophobic-hydrophilic interface could constitute a critical condition for biologic activity. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/14262-7 - Filmes nanoestruturados de materiais de interesse biológico
Beneficiário:Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático