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Purification and Biochemical Characterization of TsMS 3 and TsMS 4: Neuropeptide-Degrading Metallopeptidases in the Tityus serrulatus Venom

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Autor(es):
Cajado-Carvalho, Daniela [1] ; Fernandes da Silva, Cristiane Castilho [1] ; Kodama, Roberto Tadashi [1] ; Ceolin Mariano, Douglas Oscar [2] ; Pimenta, Daniel Carvalho [2] ; Duzzi, Bruno [1] ; Kuniyoshi, Alexandre Kazuo [1] ; Portaro, Fernanda Vieira [1]
Número total de Autores: 8
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Butantan Inst, Immunochem Lab, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Butantan Inst, Biochem & Biophys Lab, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: TOXINS; v. 11, n. 4 APR 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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Although omics studies have indicated presence of proteases on the Tityus serrulatus venom (TsV), little is known about the function of these molecules. The TsV contains metalloproteases that cleave a series of human neuropeptides, including the dynorphin A (1-13) and the members of neuropeptide Y family. Aiming to isolate the proteases responsible for this activity, the metalloserrulase 3 and 4 (TsMS 3 and TsMS 4) were purified after two chromatographic steps and identified by mass spectrometry analysis. The biochemical parameters (pH, temperature and cation effects) were determined for both proteases, and the catalytic parameters (K-m, k(cat), cleavage sites) of TsMS 4 over fluorescent substrate were obtained. The metalloserrulases have a high preference for cleaving neuropeptides but presented different primary specificities. For example, the Leu-enkephalin released from dynorphin A (1-13) hydrolysis was exclusively performed by TsMS 3. Neutralization assays using Butantan Institute antivenoms show that both metalloserrulases were well blocked. Although TsMS 3 and TsMS 4 were previously described through cDNA library studies using the venom gland, this is the first time that both these toxins were purified. Thus, this study represents a step further in understanding the mechanism of scorpion venom metalloproteases, which may act as possible neuropeptidases in the envenomation process. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/15343-0 - Purificação e caracterização de peptidases presentes no veneno do escorpião Tityus serrulatus
Beneficiário:Daniela Cajado de Oliveira Souza Carvalho
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
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