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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Structural And Biological Characterization Of Two Crotamine Isoforms Iv-2 And Iv-3 Isolated From The Crotalus Durissus Cumanensis Venom.
Author: Ponce-Soto, Luis Alberto
Martins-de-Souza, Daniel
Martins, Daniel
Novello, José Camillo
Marangoni, Sergio
Abstract: In this work, we isolated the two new crotamine isoforms from the Crotalus durissus cumanensis rattlesnake venom and its in vitro neurotoxic, myotoxic and lethality (DL(50)) intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) effects were characterized. These proteins were named IV-2 and IV-3 and were purified by combination of two chromatographic steps on molecular exclusion chromatography on Superdex 75 and reverse phase HPLC (mu-Bondapack C18). The molecular mass of the crotamine isoforms was 4905.96 Da for isoform IV-2 and 4956.97 Da for IV-3 and, as determined by mass spectrometry, and both contained six Cys residues. Enzymatic hydrolysis followed by de novo sequencing by tandem mass spectrometry was used to determine the primary structure of both isoforms. The positions of five sequenced tryptic peptides, including the N-terminal of the isoform IV-2 and four from isoform IV-3 were deduced by comparison with a homologous protein from the crotamine family. The isoforms IV-2 and IV-3 had a sequence of amino acids of 42 amino acid residues IV-2: YKRCHIKGGH CFPKEKLICI PPSSDIGKMD CPWKRKCCKK RS and pI value 9.54 and IV-3: YKQCHKKGGH CFPKEVLICI PPSSDFGKMD CRWKRKCCKK RS with a pI value of 9.54. This protein showed high molecular amino acid sequence identity with other crotamine-like proteins from Crotalus durissus terrificus. These new crotamine isoforms induced potent blockade of neuromuscular transmission in young chicken biventer cervicis preparation and potent myotoxic effect. In mice, both isoforms induced myonecrosis, upon intramuscular or subcutaneous injections. These activities were modulated by the presence of positively charged amino acid residues. The LD(50) of isoform IV-2 was 0.07 mg/kg and isoform IV-3 was 0.06 mg/kg the animal weight, by i.c.v. route.
Subject: Amino Acid Sequence
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
Crotalid Venoms
Molecular Sequence Data
Neuromuscular Junction
Peptide Fragments
Protein Isoforms
Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption-ionization
Citation: The Protein Journal. v. 26, n. 8, p. 533-40, 2007-Dec.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10930-007-9094-z
Date Issue: 2007
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