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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(38): 10744-10755, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31525900

RESUMO

We previously reported that ß-glucosidase BGL1 at low concentration (15 µg mL-1) from Coprinopsis cinerea exhibited hydrolytic activity only toward laminarioligosaccharides but not toward cellooligosaccharides and gentiobiose. This study shows that BGL1 at high concentration (200 µg mL-1) also hydrolyzed cellobiose and gentiobiose, which accounted for only 0.83 and 2.05% of its activity toward laminaribiose, respectively. Interestingly, BGL1 at low concentration (1.5 µg mL-1) showed transglycosylation but BGL1 at high concentration (200 µg mL-1) did not. BGL1 utilizes only laminarioligosaccharides but not glucose, gentiobiose, and cellobiose to synthesize the higher oligosaccharides. BGL1 transferred one glucosyl residue from substrate laminarioligosaccharide to another laminarioligosaccharide as an acceptor in a ß(1 → 3) or ß(1 → 6) fashion to produce higher laminarioligosaccharides or 3-O-ß-d-gentiobiosyl-d-laminarioligosaccharides. The BGL1-digested laminaritriose exhibited approximately 90% enhancement in the anti-oxidant activity compared to that of untreated laminaritriose, implying a potential application of BGL1-based transglycosylation for the production of high value-added rare oligosaccharides.


Assuntos
Agaricales/enzimologia , Dissacarídeos/metabolismo , Proteínas Fúngicas/química , Oligossacarídeos/metabolismo , beta-Glucosidase/química , Agaricales/química , Agaricales/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Dissacarídeos/química , Proteínas Fúngicas/genética , Proteínas Fúngicas/metabolismo , Glicosilação , Hidrólise , Cinética , Estrutura Molecular , Oligossacarídeos/química , Especificidade por Substrato , beta-Glucosidase/genética , beta-Glucosidase/metabolismo
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Arch Virol ; 164(11): 2849-2852, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31502078

RESUMO

Arracacha virus B type (AVB-T) and oca (AVB-O) strains from arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza) and oca (Oxalis tuberosa) samples collected in 1975 and two additional isolates obtained from arracacha (AVB-PX) and potato (AVB-6A) in Peru in 1976 and 1978, respectively, were studied. In its host responses and serological properties, AVB-PX most resembled AVB-T, whereas AVB-6A most resembled AVB-O. Complete genomic sequences of the RNA-1 and RNA-2 of each isolate were obtained following high-throughput sequencing of RNA extracts from isolates preserved for 38 (AVB-PX) or 32 (the other 3 isolates) years, and compared with a genomic sequence of AVB-O obtained previously (PV-0082). RNA-2 was unexpectedly divergent compared to RNA-1, with the nucleotide (nt) sequence identity of different AVB isolates varying by up to 76% (RNA-2) and 89% (RNA-1). The coat protein amino acid sequences were the most divergent, with AVB-O and AVB-6A having only 68% identity to AVB-T and AVB-PX. Since the RNA2 sequence differences between the two isolate groupings also coincided with host range, symptom, and serological differences, AVB demonstrates considerable intraspecific divergence.


Assuntos
Genoma Viral/genética , RNA Viral/genética , Secoviridae/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Sequência de Bases , Proteínas do Capsídeo/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Magnoliopsida/virologia , Oxalidaceae/virologia , Peru , Doenças das Plantas/virologia , Secoviridae/isolamento & purificação , Solanum tuberosum/virologia
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Arch Virol ; 164(11): 2891-2894, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31506787

RESUMO

Contigs with sequence similarity to potato virus P (PVP), which belongs to the genus Carlavirus, were identified by high-throughput sequencing analysis in potato tubers collected from a farmer's potato production field in Surazhevka, Artyom, Primorskiy Krai (Russia) in 2018. The complete genome sequence of this virus consisted of 8,394 nucleotides, excluding the poly(A) tail. This is the first report of PVP being detected outside South America. The isolate had high sequence similarity to PVP isolates from Argentina and Brazil, but low sequence similarity was observed in the genes encoding the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (69% nucleotide sequence identity and 80% amino acid sequence identity) and coat protein (78% nucleotide sequence identity and 89% amino acid sequence identity). Phylogenetic analysis revealed that this PVP-like virus clustered with known PVP isolates but was distinct from them. Comparison of the sequences using the classification criteria of the ICTV indicated that this PVP-like virus is a strain of PVP.


Assuntos
Carlavirus/genética , Genoma Viral/genética , Doenças das Plantas/virologia , Solanum tuberosum/virologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Proteínas do Capsídeo/genética , Carlavirus/classificação , Carlavirus/isolamento & purificação , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , RNA Viral/genética , Federação Russa , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10458-10469, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31469568

RESUMO

Mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) is a commonly consumed seafood as a result of its high nutritional value; however, it is associated with food allergy. The current understanding of crab allergens remains insufficient. In the present study, an 18 kDa protein was purified from crab muscle and confirmed to be myosin light chain 1 (MLC1) by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-tandem time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Total RNA was isolated and amplified to obtain a MLC1 open reading frame of 462 bp, encoding 154 amino acids. A structural analysis revealed that recombinant MLC1 (rMLC1) expressed in Escherichia coli contained α-helix and random coil. Moreover, rMLC1 displayed strong immunoactivity by dot blot and a basophil activation test. Furthermore, seven allergenic epitopes of MLC1 were predicted, and five critical epitope regions were identified by an inhibition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and human mast cell degranulation assay. This comprehensive research of an allergen helps to conduct component-resolved diagnoses and immunotherapies related to crab allergies.


Assuntos
Alérgenos/imunologia , Proteínas de Artrópodes/imunologia , Braquiúros/genética , Clonagem Molecular , Epitopos/imunologia , Cadeias Leves de Miosina/imunologia , Alérgenos/química , Alérgenos/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Proteínas de Artrópodes/química , Proteínas de Artrópodes/genética , Braquiúros/química , Braquiúros/imunologia , Degranulação Celular , Epitopos/química , Epitopos/genética , Humanos , Mastócitos/imunologia , Cadeias Leves de Miosina/química , Cadeias Leves de Miosina/genética , Fases de Leitura Aberta , Alinhamento de Sequência
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Arch Virol ; 164(11): 2853-2857, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31377887

RESUMO

A double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) segment was extracted from the ectomycorrhizal fungus Geopora sumneriana (Cooke) M. Torre, and its full-length cDNA sequence, comprising 3146 nucleotides, was determined. Sequence analysis revealed the presence of a large open reading frame (ORF) on the positive strand of this dsRNA segment when the mold mitochondrial genetic code was applied. The ORF encodes a putative RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), which shares the highest degree of similarity with Tuber excavatum mitovirus, with 37.52% identity. This dsRNA segment represents the genome replication intermediate of a novel mitovirus that was tentatively designated as "Geopora sumneriana mitovirus 1" (GsMV1). Phylogenetic analysis further suggested that GsMV1 is a member of the family Narnaviridae. This is the first study reporting on a mitovirus genome sequence in the ectomycorrhizal fungus G. sumneriana.


Assuntos
Colletotrichum/virologia , Micovírus/classificação , Micovírus/genética , Genoma Viral/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Sequência de Bases , Micovírus/isolamento & purificação , Fases de Leitura Aberta/genética , RNA Replicase/genética , RNA Viral/genética , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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Arch Virol ; 164(11): 2859-2863, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31385115

RESUMO

In this study, we report the molecular characterization of a novel mycovirus in a phytopathogenic fungus of the species Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, which we named "Colletotrichum gloeosporioides RNA virus 1" (CgRV1). The virus has a dsRNA genome of 2,975 bp and possesses two non-overlapping open reading frames (ORFs 1 and 2). The smaller ORF1 encodes a protein of unknown function, and the larger ORF2 encodes the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp). Phylogenetic analysis based on the RdRp sequence showed that CgRV1 clustered with and is closely related to unclassified mycoviruses that are distinct from members of the family Partitiviridae.


Assuntos
Colletotrichum/virologia , Micovírus/genética , Genoma Viral/genética , Vírus não Classificados/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Micovírus/isolamento & purificação , Fases de Leitura Aberta/genética , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , RNA Viral/genética , Vírus não Classificados/isolamento & purificação
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Arch Virol ; 164(11): 2671-2682, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31399875

RESUMO

Rodents host different orthohepeviruses, namely orthohepevirus C genotype HEV-C1 (rat hepatitis E virus, HEV) and the additional putative genotypes HEV-C3 and HEV-C4. Here, we screened 2,961 rodents from Central Europe by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and identified HEV RNA in 13 common voles (Microtus arvalis) and one bank vole (Myodes glareolus) with detection rates of 2% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 1-3.4) and 0.08% (95% CI: 0.002-0.46), respectively. Sequencing of a 279-nucleotide RT-PCR amplicon corresponding to a region within open reading frame (ORF) 1 showed a high degree of similarity to recently described common vole-associated HEV (cvHEV) sequences from Hungary. Five novel complete cvHEV genome sequences from Central Europe showed the typical HEV genome organization with ORF1, ORF2 and ORF3 and RNA secondary structure. Uncommon features included a noncanonical start codon in ORF3, multiple insertions and deletions within ORF1 and ORF2/ORF3, and the absence of a putative ORF4. Phylogenetic analysis showed all of the novel cvHEV sequences to be monophyletic, clustering most closely with an unassigned bird-derived sequence and other sequences of the species Orthohepevirus C. The nucleotide and amino acid sequence divergence of the common vole-derived sequences was significantly correlated with the spatial distance between the trapping sites, indicating mostly local evolutionary processes. Detection of closely related HEV sequences in common voles in multiple localities over a distance of 800 kilometers suggested that common voles are infected by cvHEV across broad geographic distances. The common vole-associated HEV strain is clearly divergent from HEV sequences recently found in narrow-headed voles (Microtus gregalis) and other cricetid rodents.


Assuntos
Arvicolinae/virologia , Hepatite Viral Animal/virologia , Hepevirus/classificação , Hepevirus/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Europa (Continente) , Genoma Viral/genética , Hepevirus/isolamento & purificação , Fases de Leitura Aberta/genética
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Arch Virol ; 164(11): 2865-2871, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31401694

RESUMO

Phage Vp_R1 belongs to the family Podoviridae and has a C3 morphotype, with an elongated head with a diameter of 190 ± 1.1 nm and an ultrashort tail with a length of 9 ± 1.2 nm. The double-stranded DNA genome is 112.1 kb long, has a mol% G + C content of 40.3, contains 129 ORFs, and encodes four tRNAs. Phylogenetic analysis suggests that phage Vp_R1 is a novel member of the genus Kuravirus.


Assuntos
Genoma Viral/genética , Podoviridae/genética , Vibrio parahaemolyticus/virologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Composição de Bases/genética , DNA Viral/genética , Fases de Leitura Aberta/genética , Podoviridae/isolamento & purificação , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Proteínas Virais/genética
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Arch Virol ; 164(11): 2793-2797, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31440811

RESUMO

The DC-SIGN glycoprotein is responsible for the initial adhesion of dengue virus (DENV) to immune cells by the carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD). There are thirteen soluble and membrane-bound DC-SIGN isoforms, but the role of soluble isoforms in the DENV internalization process is not known. Five isoforms with an altered or absent CRD were identified, and three different soluble isoforms were used to confirm the interactions with mannose residues. The results show the loss of binding ability of one soluble isoform and binding ability of two of them. All of them will be used to verify their role in the DENV internalization process.


Assuntos
Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Vírus da Dengue/metabolismo , Lectinas Tipo C/genética , Lectinas Tipo C/metabolismo , Manose/metabolismo , Receptores de Superfície Celular/genética , Receptores de Superfície Celular/metabolismo , Ligação Viral , Internalização do Vírus , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Sequência de Bases , Dengue/virologia , Vírus da Dengue/genética , Ligantes , Ligação Proteica/genética , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética
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Arch Virol ; 164(11): 2725-2733, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468140

RESUMO

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most highly infectious diseases in the pig industry, resulting in enormous economic losses worldwide. In this study, a PRRS virus (PRRSV) strain was isolated from primary porcine alveolar macrophage cells in Xinjiang in northwest China. This new strain was sequenced and designated as XJzx1-2015, and its sequence was then compared to those of other representative PRRSV strains from around the world. Complete genomic characterisation showed that the full-length nucleotide sequence of XJzx1-2015 exhibited low-level similarity to NB/04 (91.6%), JXA1 (90.5%), CH-1a (90.2%), VR-2332 (86.9%), QYYZ (85.7%), and JL580 (82.2%), with the highest similarity to HK13 (91.7%) sequence identity. Nonstructural protein 2 (NSP2) and glycosylated protein (GP) 2 of XJzx1-2015 had deletions of five and two amino acids, respectively, corresponding to strain VR-2332 positions 475-479 and 173-174. Phylogenetic analysis based on complete genome sequences showed that XJzx1-2015 and four other strains from China formed a new subgenotype closely related to other sublineage 8.7 (JXA1-like) strains belonging to the North American genotype. However, phylogenetic analysis based on NSP2 and GP5 showed that XJzx1-2015 clustered with sublineage 8.7 (JXA1-like, CH-1a-like) and lineage 3 (QYYZ-like) strains, respectively. Recombination analysis indicated that XJzx1-2015 is an intersubgenotype recombinant of CH-1a-like and QYYZ-like strains. Overall, our findings demonstrate that XJzx1-2015 is a novel PRRSV strain with a significantly high frequency of mutation and a recombinant between lineage 3 and sublineage 8.7 identified in northwest China. These results provide important insights into PRRSV evolution.


Assuntos
Genoma Viral/genética , Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/epidemiologia , Vírus da Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/genética , Doenças dos Suínos/epidemiologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , China/epidemiologia , Macrófagos Alveolares/virologia , Filogenia , Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/virologia , Vírus da Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/classificação , Vírus da Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/isolamento & purificação , RNA Viral/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Alinhamento de Sequência , Suínos , Doenças dos Suínos/virologia
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Exp Parasitol ; 205: 107748, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31442453

RESUMO

Trypanosoma cruzi (the causative agent of Chagas disease) presents a complex life cycle that involves adaptations in vertebrate and invertebrate hosts. As a protozoan parasite of hematophagous insects and mammalian hosts, T. cruzi is exposed to reactive oxygen species (ROS). To investigate the functionality of T. cruzi tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase type 5 (TcACP5), we cloned, superexpressed and purified the enzyme. Purified TcACP5 exhibited a Vmax and apparent Km for pNPP hydrolysis of 7.7 ±â€¯0.2 nmol pNP × µg-1 × h-1 and 169.3 ±â€¯22.6 µM, respectively. The pH dependence was characterized by sharp maximal activity at pH 5.0, and inhibition assays demonstrated its sensitivity to acid phosphatase inhibitors. Similar activities were obtained with saturating concentrations of P-Ser and P-Thr as substrates. The enzyme metabolizes hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in vitro, and parasites superexpressing this enzyme were more resistant to oxidative stress promoted by H2O2. Taken together, these results suggest that TcACP5 plays a central role in phosphoryl transfer and redox reactions.


Assuntos
Peróxido de Hidrogênio/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/fisiologia , Fosfatase Ácida Resistente a Tartarato/metabolismo , Trypanosoma cruzi/enzimologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Imunofluorescência , Regulação Enzimológica da Expressão Gênica , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Microscopia Confocal , Oxirredução , Especificidade por Substrato , Fosfatase Ácida Resistente a Tartarato/antagonistas & inibidores , Fosfatase Ácida Resistente a Tartarato/química , Transfecção , Trypanosoma cruzi/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9868-9876, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31389242

RESUMO

Amylosucrase (EC 2.4.1.4, ASase), a typical carbohydrate-active enzyme, can catalyze 5 types of reactions and recognize more than 50 types of glycosyl acceptors. However, most ASases are unstable even at 50 °C, which limits their practical industrial applications. In this study, an extremely thermostable ASase was discovered from Calidithermus timidus DSM 17022 (CT-ASase) with an optimal activity temperature of 55 °C, half-life of 1.09 h at 70 °C, and melting temperature of 74.47 °C. The recombinant CT-ASase was characterized as the first tetrameric ASase, and a structure-based truncation mutation was conducted to confirm the effect of tetrameric conformation on its thermostability. In addition, α-1,4-glucan was found to be the predominant product of CT-ASase at pH 6.0-8.0 and 30-60 °C.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Bactérias/química , Glucosiltransferases/química , Thermus/enzimologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Estabilidade Enzimática , Glucosiltransferases/genética , Glucosiltransferases/metabolismo , Temperatura Alta , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Cinética , Conformação Proteica , Alinhamento de Sequência , Thermus/química , Thermus/genética
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 20(1): 419, 2019 Aug 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31409275

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Alignment of sequence families described by profiles provides a sensitive means for establishing homology between proteins and is important in protein evolutionary, structural, and functional studies. In the context of a steadily growing amount of sequence data, estimating the statistical significance of alignments, including profile-profile alignments, plays a key role in alignment-based homology search algorithms. Still, it is an open question as to what and whether one type of distribution governs profile-profile alignment score, especially when profile-profile substitution scores involve such terms as secondary structure predictions. RESULTS: This study presents a methodology for estimating the statistical significance of this type of alignments. The methodology rests on a new algorithm developed for generating random profiles such that their alignment scores are distributed similarly to those obtained for real unrelated profiles. We show that improvements in statistical accuracy and sensitivity and high-quality alignment rate result from statistically characterizing alignments by establishing the dependence of statistical parameters on various measures associated with both individual and pairwise profile characteristics. Implemented in the COMER software, the proposed methodology yielded an increase of up to 34.2% in the number of true positives and up to 61.8% in the number of high-quality alignments with respect to the previous version of the COMER method. CONCLUSIONS: The more accurate estimation of statistical significance is implemented in the COMER method, which is now more sensitive and provides an increased rate of high-quality profile-profile alignments. The results of the present study also suggest directions for future research.


Assuntos
Modelos Teóricos , Proteínas/química , Algoritmos , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Conformação Proteica , Alinhamento de Sequência
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Rev Bras Parasitol Vet ; 28(3): 451-457, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31390434

RESUMO

The msp4 gene of A. marginale is unicodon, stable and mostly homogeneous, being considered as a useful marker for phylogeographic characterization of this bacterium. The objective of this work was to analyze the phylogeography of A. marginale based on the msp4 gene in beef cattle from the Brazilian Pantanal, compared to those found in other regions worldwide. The blood samples investigated were collected from 400 animals (200 cows and 200 calves) reared in five extensive breeding farms in this region. The results indicated that of the evaluated samples, 56.75% (227/400) were positive for A. marginale based on the msp1ß gene by quantitatitve PCR (qPCR), while 8.37% (19/227) were positive for the msp4 gene in the conventional PCR. In the Network distance analysis, 14 sequences from the Brazilian Pantanal were grouped into a single group with those from Thailand, India, Spain, Colombia, Parana (Brazil), Mexico, Portugal, Argentina, China, Venezuela, Australia, Italy and Minas Gerais (Brazil). Among 68 sequences from Brazil and the world, 15 genotypes were present while genotype number one (#1) was the most distributed worldwide. Both Splitstree and network analyses showed that the A. marginale msp4 sequences detected in beef cattle from the Brazilian Pantanal showed low polymorphism, with the formation of one genogroup phylogenetically related to those found in ruminants from South and Central America, Europe, and Asia.


Assuntos
Anaplasma marginale/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Bovinos/microbiologia , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Filogeografia/métodos , Américas , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Anaplasma marginale/isolamento & purificação , Animais , Ásia , Brasil , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Europa (Continente) , Feminino , Genótipo , Masculino , Dados de Sequência Molecular , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase
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Dokl Biochem Biophys ; 486(1): 192-196, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31367819

RESUMO

A novel CYP74 clan gene CYP443С1 of the starlet sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis, Cnidaria) has been cloned, and the properties of the corresponding recombinant protein have been studied. Depending on the substrate, CYP443С1 exhibited double function hydroperoxide lyase/epoxyalcohol synthase activity.


Assuntos
Aldeído Liases/metabolismo , Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450/metabolismo , Anêmonas-do-Mar/enzimologia , Aldeído Liases/química , Aldeído Liases/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Clonagem Molecular , Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450/química , Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450/genética , Anêmonas-do-Mar/genética , Alinhamento de Sequência
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Dokl Biochem Biophys ; 486(1): 201-205, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31367821

RESUMO

Infection of mice with influenza A viruses led to the formation of clones of lymphocytes that specifically recognizes viral domains in the central zone of the NSP protein (amino acid positions 83-119). Computer analysis of the primary structure of the NSP protein showed the presence of T-cell epitopes in the central part of the NSP molecule. The findings indicate that the viral NSP gene is expressed in the infected animals and verify the concept of the bipolar strategy (ambisense strategy) of the influenza A virus genome.


Assuntos
Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/genética , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/fisiologia , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/genética , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/fisiologia , Leucócitos/imunologia , RNA Viral/genética , Proteínas Virais/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Leucócitos/virologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Domínios Proteicos , Proteínas Virais/química , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(9): 138, 2019 Aug 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31451937

RESUMO

Monascus azaphilone pigments, including red, orange, and yellow, are world-famous food colorants. However, the pigments produced by different Monascus species vary in yields and compositions. The underlying mechanism is unclear. In this study, four wild-type Monascus strains, namely M. anka M7, M. purpureus M9, M. ruber C100, and M. aurantiacus M15, were selected as research objects according to the diversification of their pigments fermented in the same mediums and conditions. Twenty-three 3 kbp segments (300 bp overlap with adjacent segments) of the pigment gene cluster were amplified, sequenced, and assembled into the DNA sequences of the clusters. The DNA sequences of pigment biosynthetic gene clusters of the four strains showed 99.94% similarity according to the results of multiple alignment. The expression levels of 17 pigment biosynthetic genes of four strains were determined by using real-time quantitative PCR. The transcriptional regulation contributed more than the DNA sequence variation in Monascus pigments metabolism. Our result gives insight into the study of Monascus pigment biosynthesis.


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Monascus/genética , Monascus/metabolismo , Pigmentos Biológicos/biossíntese , Transcrição Genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Sequência de Bases , Cor , DNA Fúngico/genética , Proteínas Fúngicas/genética , Proteínas Fúngicas/metabolismo , Regulação Fúngica da Expressão Gênica , Variação Genética , Monascus/química , Monascus/classificação , Família Multigênica , Filogenia , Pigmentos Biológicos/química
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Ann Parasitol ; 65(2): 145-149, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31376344

RESUMO

The aim of this paper was to analyse the amino acid sequences of the 18S rRNA gene of Babesia canis strains and the proteomic analysis of the serum of dogs infected with three various genotypes: 18S rRNA B. canis. Material for the research was DNA B. canis obtained from dogs with babesiosis. In total, 60 DNA tested samples were divided into three groups (20 samples each). The groups were formed by DNA samples of the sequences marked as 18S RNA-A (group 1), 18S RNA-B (group 2), and 18S RNA-C (group 3). The basis for the classification of protozoa to a specific group was the location of relevant nucleotides (GA, AG, or TT) in position 150-151 of the tested nucleotide sequence 18S rRNA. Nucleotide sequences were transcribed into amino acid sequences and then analysed using DNASTAR software. From all 60 infected and ten healthy dogs (control group), the serum was taken to make proteomic tests using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer. It was demonstrated that the mutations found in position 150 and 151 of the nucleotide sequence, result in a change of amino acid sequences. Moreover, it was also demonstrated that the disease course in dogs infected with different strains of protozoa is different. Each of the analysed strains of protozoa induced in the serum of infected animals the appearance of a protein fraction of mass 51 kDa, which may then be treated as a nonspecific disease marker used for the diagnosis of this disease but not to differentiate the protozoa strains.


Assuntos
Babesia , Babesiose , Doenças do Cão , Proteoma , RNA de Protozoário , RNA Ribossômico 18S , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Babesia/genética , Babesiose/sangue , Babesiose/parasitologia , Doenças do Cão/sangue , Doenças do Cão/parasitologia , Cães , Proteínas de Protozoários/sangue , Proteínas de Protozoários/química , RNA de Protozoário/química , RNA Ribossômico 18S/química , RNA Ribossômico 18S/genética
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(69): 10192-10213, 2019 Aug 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31411602

RESUMO

Light is unsurpassed in its ability to modulate biological interactions. Since their discovery, chemists have been fascinated by photosensitive molecules capable of switching between isomeric forms, known as photoswitches. Photoswitchable peptides have been recognized for many years; however, their functional implementation in biological systems has only recently been achieved. Peptides are now acknowledged as excellent protein-protein interaction modulators and have been important in the emergence of photopharmacology. In this review, we briefly explain the different classes of photoswitches and summarize structural studies when they are incorporated into peptides. Importantly, we provide a detailed overview of the rapidly increasing number of examples, where biological modulation is driven by the structural changes. Furthermore, we discuss some of the remaining challenges faced in this field. These exciting proof-of-principle studies highlight the tremendous potential of photocontrollable peptides as optochemical tools for chemical biology and biomedicine.


Assuntos
Descoberta de Drogas , Peptídeos/química , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/metabolismo , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Descoberta de Drogas/métodos , Humanos , Isomerismo , Luz , Modelos Moleculares , Ácidos Nucleicos/metabolismo , Peptídeos/metabolismo , Processos Fotoquímicos , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas/efeitos dos fármacos
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Microbiol Res ; 227: 126296, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421712

RESUMO

Heat shock proteins (Hsp) are important factors in the response of organisms to oscillations in environmental conditions. Although Hsp have been studied for a long time, little is known about this protein class in Trichoderma species. Here we studied the expression of Hsp genes during T. asperellum growth, and mycoparasitism against two phytopathogens: Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Fusarium oxysporum, as well as during thermal stress. The expression levels of these genes were observed by real-time PCR and they showed to be differentially expressed under these conditions. We verified that the TaHsp26c, TaHsp70b and TaHsp70c genes were differentially expressed over time, indicating that these genes can be developmentally regulated in T. asperellum. Except for TaHsp26a, all other genes analyzed were induced in the post-contact condition when T. asperellum was cultured in a confrontation plate assay against itself. Additionally, TaHsp26b, TaHsp26c, TaHsp90, TaHsp104a and TaHsp104b were induced during initial contact between T. asperellum hyphae, suggesting that these proteins must play a role in the organism´s self-recognition mechanism. When we examined gene expression during mycoparasitism, we observed that some genes were induced both by S. sclerotiorum and F. oxysporum, while others were not induced during interaction with either of the phytopathogens. Furthermore, we observed some genes induced only during confrontation against S. sclerotiorum, indicating that the expression of Hsp genes during mycoparasitism seems to be modulated by the phytopathogen. To assess whether such genes are expressed during temperature oscillations, we analyzed their transcription levels during thermal and cold shock. We observed that except for the TaHsp70c gene, all others presented high transcript levels when T. asperellum was submitted to high temperature (38 °C), indicating their importance in the response to heat stress. The TaHsp70c gene was significantly induced only in cold shock at 4 °C. Our results show the importance of Hsp proteins during self-recognition, mycoparasitism and thermal stress in T. asperellum.


Assuntos
Regulação Fúngica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Genes Fúngicos/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/fisiologia , Trichoderma/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Ascomicetos/genética , Fusarium/genética , Resposta ao Choque Térmico/genética , Hifas/genética , Hifas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Interações Microbianas , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Alinhamento de Sequência , Estresse Fisiológico/genética , Temperatura Ambiente , Transcriptoma , Trichoderma/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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