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Signal peptide recognition in Trypanosoma cruzi GP82 adhesin relies on its localization at protein N-terminus

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Autor(es):
Cordero, Esteban M. [1, 2] ; Cortez, Cristian [1, 2] ; Yoshida, Nobuko [1] ; da Silveira, Jose Franco [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Microbiol Imunol & Parasitol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Mayor, Fac Ciencias, Ctr Genom & Bioinformat, Santiago - Chile
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 9, MAY 13 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, has a dense coat of GPI-anchored virulence factors. T. cruzi GPI-anchored adhesin GP82 is encoded by a repertoire of transcripts containing several in-frame initiation codons located up-stream from that adjacent to the predicted signal peptide (SP). Transfection of T. cruzi epimastigotes with constructs encoding GP82 starting at the SP or from the farthest up-stream methionine confirmed protein expression on the parasite cell surface, comparable to the native GP82. Proteins were fully functional, inducing parasite adhesion to HeLa cells and lysosome mobilization, events required for parasite invasion. Transgenic and native GP82 proteins showed indistinguishable electrophoretic mobility, suggesting similar processing of the SP. Deletion of SP generated a similar to 72 kDa protein devoid of N-linked oligosaccharides allowing irrefutable identification of GP82 precursor. SP transposition to an internal region of GP82 rendered the signal unrecognizable by the signal peptidase and incapable to direct the nascent protein for ER-membrane association. Altogether our data strongly suggests that GP82 SP fails to function as transmembrane domain and its recognition by the signal peptidase shows strict dependence on the signal localization at protein N-terminus. This report presents the first experimental characterization of the full-length GP82 and its signal peptide. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/14369-3 - Modificações pós-traducionais (PTMs) da glicoproteína de superfície GP82, a principal adesina das formas metacíclicas de Trypanosoma cruzi
Beneficiário:Esteban Mauricio Cordero Veas
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 11/51475-3 - Biologia molecular e celular do parasitismo por Trypanosoma cruzi
Beneficiário:José Franco da Silveira Filho
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático