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beta-sheet assembly in amyloidogenic glutamic acid nanostructures: Insights from X-ray scattering and infrared nanospectroscopy

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Autor(es):
Mello, Lucas R. [1] ; Hamley, Ian W. [2] ; Miranda, Antonio [1] ; Alves, Wendel A. [3] ; Silva, Emerson R. [1]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Biofis, BR-04044020 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Reading, Dept Chem, Reading, Berks - England
[3] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, Santo Andre - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF PEPTIDE SCIENCE; v. 25, n. 6 JUN 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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Glutamic acid-rich peptides are crucial to a variety of biological processes, including glutamatergic neurotransmission and immunological defense. Glutamic acid sequences often exhibit unusual organization into beta(2)-type sheets, where bifurcated H bonds formed between glutamic acid side chains and NH in amide bonds on adjacent beta-strands play a paramount role for stabilizing the molecular assembly. Herein, we investigate the self-assembly and supramolecular structure of simplified models consisting of alternating glutamic acid/phenylalanine residues. Small-angle X-ray scattering and atomic force microscopy show that the aggregation pathway is characterized by the formation of small oligomers, followed by coalescence into nanofibrils and nanotapes. Amyloidogenic features are further demonstrated through fiber X-ray diffraction, which reveal molecular packing according to cross-beta patterns, where beta-strands appear perpendicularly oriented to the long axis of nanofibrils and nanotapes. Nanoscale infrared spectroscopy from individual nanoparticles on dried samples shows a remarkable decrease of beta(2)-sheet content, accompanied by growth of standard beta-sheet fractions, indicating a beta(2)-to-beta(1) transition as a consequence of the release of solvent from the interstices of peptide assemblies. Our findings highlight the key role played by water molecules in mediating H-bond formation in beta(2)-sheets commonly found in amyloidogenic glutamic acid-rich aggregates. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/24409-3 - Peptídeos Penetrantes de Células para Transporte de DNA plasmídial e microRNA: da Estrutura Nanoscópica a Entrega de Genes.
Beneficiário:Emerson Rodrigo da Silva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 17/02317-2 - Interfaces em materiais: propriedades eletrônicas, magnéticas, estruturais e de transporte
Beneficiário:Adalberto Fazzio
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 15/24018-1 - Conjugados polímero-peptídeo para formulação de hidrogéis e seu uso em detecção
Beneficiário:Wendel Andrade Alves
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 14/50867-3 - INCT 2014: Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Bioanalítica
Beneficiário:Lauro Tatsuo Kubota
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático