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Structural and functional studies of Leishmania braziliensis Hsp90

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Silva, K. P. [1] ; Seraphim, T. V. [1] ; Borges, J. C. [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, Grp Biol Mol & Bioquim, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Citações Web of Science: 21

The ubiquitous Hsp90 is critical for protein homeostasis in the cells, stabilizing ``client{''} proteins in a functional state. Hsp90 activity depends on its ability to bind and hydrolyze ATP, involving various conformational changes that are regulated by co-chaperones, posttranslational modifications and small molecules. Compounds like geldanamycin (GA) and radicicol inhibit the Hsp90 ATPase activity by occupying the ATP binding site, which can lead client protein to degradation and also inhibit cell growth and differentiation in protozoan parasites. Our goal was to produce the recombinant Hsp90 of Leishmania braziliensis (LbHsp90) and construct of its N-terminal (LbHsp90N) and N-domain and middle-domain (LbH5p90NM), which lacks the C-terminal dimerization domain, in order to understand how Hsp90 works in protozoa. The recombinant proteins were produced folded as attested by spectroscopy experiments. Hydrodynamic experiments revealed that LbHsp90N and LbHsp90NM behaved as elongated monomers while LbHsp90 is an elongated timer. All proteins prevented the in vitro citrate synthase and malate dehydrogenase aggregation, attesting that they have chaperone activity, and interacted with adenosine ligands with similar dissociation constants. The LbHsp90 has low ATPase activity (k(cat)=0.320 min(-1)) in agreement with Hsp90 orthologs, whereas the LbHsp90NM has negligible activity, suggesting the importance of the dimeric protein for this activity. The GA interacts with LbHsp90 and with its domain constructions with different affinities and also inhibits the LbHsp90 ATPase activity with an IC50 of 0.7 mu M. All these results shed light on the LbHsp90 activity and are the first step to understanding the Hsp90 molecular chaperone system in L braziliensis. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 07/05001-4 - Estudos dos sistemas chaperones moleculares HSP70 e HSP90 de parasitas
Beneficiário:Julio Cesar Borges
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores