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Alternative Splicing in Heat Shock Protein Transcripts as a Mechanism of Cell Adaptation in Trichophyton rubrum

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Autor(es):
Neves-da-Rocha, Joao [1] ; Bitencourt, Tamires A. [1] ; de Oliveira, Vanderci M. [1] ; Sanches, Pablo R. [1] ; Rossi, Antonio [1] ; Martinez-Rossi, Nilce M. [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Genet, BR-14049900 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: CELLS; v. 8, n. 10 OCT 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are involved in critical processes like host tissue invasion, resistance, and pathogenicity in dermatophytes. RNA-Seq analysis of Trichophyton rubrum exposed to undecanoic acid (UDA) revealed intron retention events in HSP transcripts. Because HSPs are modulated in response to various stimuli and as alternative splicing (AS) can result in a broad diversity in the proteome of eukaryotic cells, our objective was to confirm the aforementioned retention events, investigating their consequences and extent. Furthermore, we aimed to determine: (1) the expression profile of HSP genes in an infection-like scenario and (2) the importance of Hsp90 for the keratinolytic potential of T. rubrum. RT and qPCR analyses comparing the exposure to UDA and terbinafine (TRB) confirmed the presence of two mRNA isoforms of the hsp7-like gene, with distinct expression patterns in response to UDA and TRB. The HSP expression profile revealed two upregulated, three downregulated, and four unmodulated transcripts; Hsp90 inhibition by 17-AAG resulted in a significant decrease in keratinolytic potential at 37 degrees C. Altogether, these results broaden the current knowledge on the importance of HSP-mediated pathways for cell adaptation and other aspects of dermatophyte biology, indicating that HSP network proteins can be potential targets for antifungal therapy. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/23435-8 - Mecanismos moleculares envolvidos na resistência e na resposta adaptativa a inibidores fúngicos
Beneficiário:Tamires Aparecida Bitencourt
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 14/03847-7 - Caracterização molecular de mecanismos envolvidos na patogenicidade e sinalização celular em fungos
Beneficiário:Nilce Maria Martinez-Rossi
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 18/15458-6 - Splicing alternativo em genes codificadores de HSPs como resposta a antifúngicos no dermatófito Trichophyton rubrum
Beneficiário:João Neves da Rocha Fonseca
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Iniciação Científica