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ALT-C, A DISINTEGRIN-LIKE CYS-RICH PROTEIN FROM Bothrops alternatus, INCREASES SKELETAL MYOBLAST VIABILITY

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Autor(es):
Mesquita-Ferrari, R. A. [1] ; de Moraes, C. K. [2] ; Micocci, K. C. [2] ; Selistre-de-Araujo, H. S. [2]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Nove Julho, UNINOVE, Ctr Postgrad, Dept Fisioterapia, BR-05001100 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Physiol Sci, BR-13560 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases; v. 15, n. 2, p. 325-339, 2009.
Citações Web of Science: 6
Resumo

ALT-C, an ECD motif (glutamic acid, cysteine, aspartic acid) disintegrin from Bothrops alternatus snake venom, induces alpha 2 beta 1 integrin-mediated signaling and neutrophil chemotaxis. In vitro, in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC), ALT-C induces cell proliferation, thus showing an interesting potential for tissue regeneration studies. This work aimed to evaluate the influence of ALT-C in myoblast viability and differentiation. Myoblasts were obtained from hind limb muscles of 3 to 4-day old Wistar rats. The cells were incubated with ALT-C at different concentrations and incubation periods were followed by total RNA isolation. cDNA synthesis and real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were performed with primers of myoD as well as of both (slow and fast) myosin heavy chain isoforms (MHC). ECD-disintegrin increased myoblast viability in a dose-dependent way, mostly with 50 to 100 nM concentrations, and such effect was more prevalent after 48 hours. No changes in gene expression of both MHC isoforms were observed in ALT-C-treated cells. MyoD expression was not detected, which suggests that myoblasts were in mature stages. Protease activity and cytokine array tested in a medium of 50 nM ALT-C-treated cells after 48 hours were not different from controls. In conclusion, it was shown that myoblats are sensitive to ALT-C indicating an integrin-mediated intracellular signaling that increases cell viability. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 98/14138-2 - Center for Structural Molecular Biotechnology
Beneficiário:Glaucius Oliva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs
Processo FAPESP: 04/09671-6 - Estudo da expressão gênica induzida por desintegrinas de venenos de serpentes visando a sua aplicação nas terapias pró e anti-angiogênica
Beneficiário:Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre de Araújo
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular