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The interaction of two novel putative proteins of Leptospira interrogans with E-cadherin, plasminogen and complement components with potential role in bacterial infection

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Autor(es):
Kochi, Leandro T. [1, 2] ; Fernandes, V, Luis G. ; Souza, Gisele O. [3] ; Vasconcellos, Silvio A. [3] ; Heinemann, Marcos B. [3] ; Romero, Eliete C. [4] ; Kirchgatter, Karin [5] ; Nascimento, Ana L. T. O. [6]
Número total de Autores: 8
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[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Desenvolvimento Vacinas, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Inst Ciencias Biomed, Programa Posgrad Interunidades Biotecnol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Fac Med Vet & Zootecnia, Lab Zoonoses Bacterianas, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Adolfo Lutz Inst, Ctr Bacteriol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Nucleo Estudos Malaria, Superintendencia Controle Endemias SUCEN IMT SP, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[6] Fernandes, Luis G., V, Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Desenvolvimento Vacinas, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 6
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: VIRULENCE; v. 10, n. 1, p. 734-753, JAN 1 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
Resumo

Leptospirosis is a worldwide zoonosis caused by pathogenic species of Leptospira. Leptospires are able to adhere to exposed extracellular matrix in injured tissues and, once in the bloodstream, can survive the attack of the immune system and spread to colonize target organs. In this work, we report that two novel putative proteins, coded by the genes LIC11711 and LIC12587 of L. interrogans serovar Copenhageni are conserved among pathogenic strains, and probably exposed in the bacterial surface. Soluble recombinant proteins were expressed in Escherichia coli, purified and characterized. Both recombinant proteins bound to laminin and E-cadherin, suggesting an initial adhesion function in host epithelial cells. The recombinant protein LIC11711 (rLIC11711) was able to capture plasminogen (PLG) from normal human serum and convert to enzymatically active plasmin (PLA), in the presence of PLG activator. rLIC12587 (recombinant protein LIC12587) displayed a dose dependent and saturable interaction with components C7, C8, and C9 of the complement system, reducing the bactericidal effect of the complement. Binding to C9 may have consequences such as C9 polymerization inhibition, interfering with the membrane attack complex formation. Blocking LIC11711 and LIC12587 on bacterial cells by the respective antiserum reduced leptospiral cell viability when exposed to normal human serum (NHS). Both recombinant proteins could be recognized by serum samples of confirmed leptospirosis, but not of unrelated diseases, suggesting that the native proteins are immunogenic and expressed during leptospirosis. Taken together, our data suggest that these proteins may have a role in leptospiral pathogenesis, participating in immune evasion strategies. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/01384-5 - Avaliação do papel funcional de duas proteínas de Leptospira interrogans no processo de adesão do patógeno ao hospedeiro
Beneficiário:Leandro Toshio Kochi
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado
Processo FAPESP: 17/06731-8 - Desenvolvimento de novas estratégias para manipulação genética em Leptospira spp.: RNA antisenso e CRISPR/Cas9
Beneficiário:Luis Guilherme Virgílio Fernandes
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 14/50981-0 - Busca de proteínas de superfície nas sequências do genoma da Leptospira interrogans: caracterização funcional e imunológica para o entendimento de mecanismos envolvidos na patogênese de bactéria
Beneficiário:Ana Lucia Tabet Oller Do Nascimento
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático