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Electrophysiological Characterization of Ts6 and Ts7, K+ Channel Toxins Isolated through an Improved Tityus serrulatus Venom Purification Procedure

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Autor(es):
Cerni, Felipe A. [1] ; Pucca, Manuela B. [1] ; Peigneur, Steve [2] ; Cremonez, Caroline M. [1] ; Bordon, Karla C. F. [1] ; Tytgat, Jan [2] ; Arantes, Eliane C. [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Chem & Phys, Sch Pharmaceut Sci Ribeirao Preto, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Katholieke Univ Leuven, O&N 2, B-3000 Louvain - Belgium
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: TOXINS; v. 6, n. 3, p. 892-913, MAR 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 23
Resumo

In Brazil, Tityus serrulatus (Ts) is the species responsible for most of the scorpion related accidents. Among the Ts toxins, the neurotoxins with action on potassium channels (alpha-KTx) present high interest, due to their effect in the envenoming process and the ion channel specificity they display. The alpha-KTx toxins family is the most relevant because its toxins can be used as therapeutic tools for specific target cells. The improved isolation method provided toxins with high resolution, obtaining pure Ts6 and Ts7 in two chromatographic steps. The effects of Ts6 and Ts7 toxins were evaluated in 14 different types of potassium channels using the voltage-clamp technique with two-microelectrodes. Ts6 toxin shows high affinity for Kv1.2, Kv1.3 and Shaker IR, blocking these channels in low concentrations. Moreover, Ts6 blocks the Kv1.3 channel in picomolar concentrations with an IC50 of 0.55 nM and therefore could be of valuable assistance to further designing immunosuppressive therapeutics. Ts7 toxin blocks multiple subtypes channels, showing low selectivity among the channels analyzed. This work also stands out in its attempt to elucidate the residues important for interacting with each channel and, in the near future, to model a desired drug. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 08/10761-0 - Isolamento e caracterização estrutural e funcional de uma nova alfa-neurotoxina da peçonha do escorpião Tityus serrulatus
Beneficiário:Eliane Candiani Arantes Braga
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 12/13590-8 - Isolamento, caracterização molecular e funcional de uma nova toxina presente na peçonha do escorpião Tityus serrulatus
Beneficiário:Felipe Augusto Cerni
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado