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Post-translational modifications in Chagas Disease biological processes and diagnostics: novel methodological approaches and biological applications


Chagas Disease, caused by the protozoan parasite T. cruzi, is a neglected disease, which can lead to Cardiomyopathy, neurological complications and megaviscera. Over 100 years after its description, this disease affects 8 million people and most of them do not know that they are infected. Although endemic in the South America, it has been recognized a worldwide public health problem due to global population migration. Despite the great efforts to control T. cruzi transmission and introduce novel therapeutic options, one of the unmet needs is the development of novel sensitive and specific diagnostic markers for treatment response and disease progression. Moreover, a better understanding of the T. cruzi-host interaction will aid in prioritize novel therapeutic targets. This project is divided in three parts: 1) analytical method development for post-translational modifications (PTMs); 2) elucidation of the role of protein glycosylation and arginylation in the T. cruzi-host interaction and 3) biomarker discovery for Chagas Disease. The development of novel analytical methods for PTMs analysis will offer the possibility to detect protein modifications in complex biological systems with high accuracy and sensitivity. In particular, the identification of protein glycosylation of different T. cruzi strains belonging to the seven DTUs will be evaluated and associated to the expression of specific glycosyltransferases. The large-scale analysis of the cell surface glycoproteome and glycome combined with functional assays will be used as a molecular determinant to link the T. cruzi glycosylation enzymes expression and phenotype. The characterization of protein arginylation in T. cruzi and the Tc-Ate1 enzyme involved in this process will allow us to understand the role of this poorly explored PTM in Chagas Disease biology. The third part of the project will be focused on implementing a diagnostic platform for urinary protein biomarker discovery in Chagas Disease. (AU)

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LAZARI, LUCAS CARDOSO; GHILARDI, FABIO DE ROSE; ROSA-FERNANDES, LIVIA; ASSIS, DIEGO M.; NICOLAU, JOSE CARLOS; SANTIAGO, VERONICA FEIJOLI; DALCOQUIO, TALIA FALCAO; ANGELI, CLAUDIA B.; BERTOLIN, ADRIADNE JUSTI; MARINHO, CLAUDIO R. F.; et al. Prognostic accuracy of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometric analysis of plasma in COVID-19. LIFE SCIENCE ALLIANCE, v. 4, n. 8, . (20/04705-2, 18/15549-1, 17/03966-4, 15/26722-8, 18/20468-0, 20/04923-0, 18/18257-1)
CARNEIRO, ANDREIA; VIANA-GOMES, DIEGO; MACEDO-DA-SILVA, JANAINA; OLIVEIRA LIMA, GISCARD HUMBERTO; MITRI, SIMONE; ALVES, SERGIO RABELLO; KOLLIARI-TURNER, ALEXANDER; ZANOTELI, EDMAR; DE AQUINO NETO, FRANCISCO RADLER; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; et al. Risk factors and future directions for preventing and diagnosing exertional rhabdomyolysis. Neuromuscular Disorders, v. 31, n. 7, p. 583-595, . (20/04923-0, 18/15549-1, 18/18257-1)
KISCHKEL, BRENDA; BONICHE-ALFARO, CAMILA; MENEZES, ISABELA DE GODOY; ROSSI, SUELEN ANDREIA; ANGELI, CLAUDIA BLANES; DE ALMEIDA, SANDRO ROGERIO; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; LOPES-BEZERRA, LEILA; NOSANCHUK, JOSHUA D.; TABORDA, CARLOS PELLESCHI. Immunoproteomic and Immunopeptidomic Analyses of Histoplasma capsulatum Reveal Promiscuous and Conserved Epitopes Among Fungi With Vaccine Potential. FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY, v. 12, . (18/18257-1, 16/08730-6, 14/06863-3, 17/25780-0, 18/26402-1, 18/15549-1)
COUTINHO, JOAO V. P.; ROSA-FERNANDES, LIVIA; MULE, SIMON NGAO; DE OLIVEIRA, GILBERTO SANTOS; MANCHOLA, NUBIA CAROLINA; SANTIAGO, VERONICA FEIJOLI; COLLI, WALTER; WRENGER, CARSTEN; MANSO ALVES, MARIA JULIA; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE. The thermal proteome stability profile of Trypanosoma cruzi in epimastigote and trypomastigote life stages. JOURNAL OF PROTEOMICS, v. 248, . (18/13283-4, 18/15549-1, 14/06863-3, 17/03966-4, 15/26722-8, 17/19854-0, 17/04032-5, 18/18257-1)
MULE, SIMON NGAO; ROSA-FERNANDES, LIVIA; COUTINHO, JOAO V. P.; GOMES, VINICIUS DE MORAIS; MACEDO-DA-SILVA, JANAINA; SANTIAGO, VERONICA FEIJOLI; QUINA, DANIEL; DE OLIVEIRA, GILBERTO SANTOS; THAYSEN-ANDERSEN, MORTEN; LARSEN, MARTIN R.; et al. Systems-wide analysis of glycoprotein conformational changes by limited deglycosylation assay. JOURNAL OF PROTEOMICS, v. 248, . (18/15549-1, 13/07937-8, 20/04923-0, 17/04032-5, 18/18257-1)
MARTINS, LARISSA ALMEIDA; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; CORTEZ, MAURO; KAWAHARA, REBECA; DE FREITAS BALANCO, JOSE MARIO; FUJITA, ANDRE; ALONSO, BEATRIZ IGLESIAS; BARROS-BATTESTI, DARCI MORAES; BRAZ, GLORIA REGINA CARDOSO; TIRLONI, LUCAS; et al. The intracellular bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii exerts an inhibitory effect on the apoptosis of tick cells. PARASITES & VECTORS, v. 13, n. 1, . (12/24105-3, 18/15549-1, 18/18257-1, 14/11513-1, 14/06863-3, 14/05855-7, 13/26450-2)
CHATTERJEE, SAYANTANI; LEE, LING Y.; KAWAHARA, REBECA; ABRAHAMS, JODIE L.; ADAMCZYK, BARBARA; ANUGRAHAM, MERRINA; ASHWOOD, CHRISTOPHER; SUMER-BAYRAKTAR, ZEYNEP; BRIGGS, MATTHEW T.; CHIK, JENNY H. L.; et al. Protein Paucimannosylation Is an Enriched N-Glycosylation Signature of Human Cancers. PROTEOMICS, v. 19, n. 21-22, SI, . (17/03010-8, 18/15549-1, 15/02866-0, 14/06863-3)
SUMAM DE OLIVEIRA, DAFFINY; KRONENBERGER, THALES; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; WRENGER, CARSTEN; DE SOUZA, EDMARCIA ELISA. Targeting SUMOylation in Plasmodium as a Potential Target for Malaria Therapy. FRONTIERS IN CELLULAR AND INFECTION MICROBIOLOGY, v. 11, . (18/10150-3, 20/04923-0, 19/26771-0, 20/12277-0, 17/03966-4, 18/18257-1, 18/15549-1, 15/26722-8)
DOMBROWSKI, JAMILLE GREGORIO; BARATEIRO, ANDRE; MACHADO PEIXOTO, ERIKA PAULA; CLAUDIO DA SILVA BARROS, ANDRE BOLER; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO MEDEIROS; CLARK, TAANE GREGORY; CAMPINO, SUSANA; WRENGER, CARSTEN; WUNDERLICH, GERHARD; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; et al. Adverse pregnancy outcomes are associated with Plasmodium vivax malaria in a prospective cohort of women from the Brazilian Amazon. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 15, n. 4, . (17/03966-4, 17/03939-7, 18/18257-1, 19/12068-5, 15/26722-8, 17/24267-7, 20/06747-4, 18/20468-0, 20/04923-0, 18/15549-1, 17/05782-8)
CAVALCANTE, TAINA; MEDEIROS, MARIANA MEDINA; MULE, SIMON NGAO; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; STOLF, BEATRIZ SIMONSEN. The Role of Sialic Acids in the Establishment of Infections by Pathogens, With Special Focus on Leishmania. FRONTIERS IN CELLULAR AND INFECTION MICROBIOLOGY, v. 11, . (17/04032-5, 18/18257-1, 18/15549-1, 18/14972-8)
KAWAHARA, REBECA; RECUERO, SAULO; SROUGI, MIGUEL; LEITE, KATIA R. M.; THAYSEN-ANDERSEN, MORTEN; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE. The Complexity and Dynamics of the Tissue Glycoproteome Associated With Prostate Cancer Progression. MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS, v. 20, . (14/06863-3, 15/02866-0, 17/03010-8, 18/15549-1, 18/18257-1)
CAPELLI-PEIXOTO, JANAINA; MULE, SIMON NGAO; TANO, FABIA TOMIE; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; STOLF, BEATRIZ SIMONSEN. Proteomics and Leishmaniasis: Potential Clinical Applications. PROTEOMICS CLINICAL APPLICATIONS, v. 13, n. 6, . (17/26197-6, 17/04287-3, 14/26777-4, 14/06863-3, 18/18257-1, 18/15549-1, 17/04032-5)
MULE, SIMON NGAO; SAAD, JOYCE SILVA; FERNANDES, LIVIA ROSA; STOLF, BEATRIZ S.; CORTEZ, MAURO; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE. Protein glycosylation inLeishmaniaspp.. MOLECULAR OMICS, v. 16, n. 5, p. 407-424, . (20/04923-0, 18/15549-1, 16/23689-2, 17/04032-5)
MULE, SIMON NGAO; GOMES, VINICIUS DE MORAIS; WAILEMANN, ROSANGELA A. M.; MACEDO-DA-SILVA, JANAINA; ROSA-FERNANDES, LIVIA; LARSEN, MARTIN R.; LABRIOLA, LETICIA; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE. HSPB1 influences mitochondrial respiration in ER-stressed beta cells. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-PROTEINS AND PROTEOMICS, v. 1869, n. 9, . (17/04032-5, 14/02745-6, 17/03618-6, 18/18257-1, 16/04676-7, 20/04923-0, 16/14845-0, 13/07937-8, 18/15549-1, 21/00507-4)
SOUZA JUNIOR, DOUGLAS RICARDO; MARTINS SILVA, AMANDA RIBEIRO; ROSA-FERNANDES, LIVIA; REIS, LORENNA ROCHA; ALEXANDRIA, GABRIELLY; BHOSALE, SANTOSH D.; GHILARDI, FABIO DE ROSE; DALCOQUIO, TALIA FALCAO; BERTOLIN, ADRIADNE JUSTI; NICOLAU, JOSE CARLOS; et al. HDL proteome remodeling associates with COVID-19 severity. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LIPIDOLOGY, v. 15, n. 6, p. 796-804, . (15/26722-8, 16/00696-3, 20/04923-0, 19/25702-4, 17/07725-1, 18/15549-1, 18/18257-1, 13/07937-8)
LAZARI, LUCAS C.; ZERBINATI, RODRIGO M.; ROSA-FERNANDES, LIVIA; SANTIAGO, VERONICA FEIJOLI; ROSA, KLAISE F.; ANGELI, CLAUDIA B.; SCHWAB, GABRIELA; PALMIERI, MICHELLE; SARMENTO, DMITY J. S.; MARINHO, CLAUDIO R. F.; et al. ALDI-TOF mass spectrometry of saliva samples as a prognostic tool for COVID-1. OURNAL OF ORAL MICROBIOLOG, v. 14, n. 1, . (18/15549-1, 20/06409-1, 20/04923-0, 18/18257-1, 15/26722-8, 17/03966-4, 21/07490-0, 18/20468-0)
MULE, S. N.; MANCHOLA, N. C.; DE OLIVEIRA, G. S.; PEREIRA, M.; MAGALHAES, R. D. M.; TEIXEIRA, A. A.; COLLI, W.; ALVES, M. J. M.; PALMISANO, G.. Proteome-wide modulation of S-nitrosylation in Trypanosoma cruzi trypomastigotes upon interaction with the host extracellular matrix. JOURNAL OF PROTEOMICS, v. 231, . (14/25494-9, 14/10046-0, 18/03727-2, 17/04032-5, 18/18257-1, 18/13283-4, 18/15549-1, 12/03887-3)
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LIMA, GUILHERME MEIRA; EFFER, BRIAN; BIASOTO, HENRIQUE PELLIN; FEIJOLI, VERONICA; PESSOA, ADALBERTO; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; MONTEIRO, GISELE. Glycosylation of L-asparaginase from E. coli through yeast expression and site-directed mutagenesis. Biochemical Engineering Journal, v. 156, . (15/07749-2, 13/08617-7, 14/06863-3, 18/18257-1, 18/15549-1, 16/15787-4)
KAWAHARA, REBECA; RECUERO, SAULO; NOGUEIRA, FABIO C. S.; DOMONT, GILBERTO B.; LEITE, KATIA R. M.; SROUGI, MIGUEL; THAYSEN-ANDERSEN, MORTEN; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE. Tissue Proteome Signatures Associated with Five Grades of Prostate Cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. PROTEOMICS, v. 19, n. 21-22, SI, . (18/15549-1, 15/02866-0, 18/18257-1, 17/03010-8, 14/06863-3)
GAVINHO, BRUNO; SABATKE, BRUNA; FEIJOLI, VERONICA; ROSSI, IZADORA VOLPATO; DA SILVA, JANAINA MACEDO; EVANS-OSSES, INGRID; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; LANGE, SIGRUN; RAMIREZ, MARCEL IVAN. Peptidylarginine Deiminase Inhibition Abolishes the Production of Large Extracellular Vesicles FromGiardia intestinalis, Affecting Host-Pathogen Interactions by Hindering Adhesion to Host Cells. FRONTIERS IN CELLULAR AND INFECTION MICROBIOLOGY, v. 10, . (18/15549-1, 18/18257-1, 14/06863-3)
ROSA-FERNANDES, LIVIA; BARBOSA, RAQUEL HORA; DOS SANTOS, MARIA LUIZA B.; ANGELI, CLAUDIA B.; SILVA, THIAGO P.; MELO, ROSSANA C. N.; DE OLIVEIRA, GILBERTO SANTOS; LEMOS, BERNARDO; VAN EYK, JENNIFER E.; LARSEN, MARTIN R.; et al. Cellular Imprinting Proteomics Assay: A Novel Method for Detection of Neural and Ocular Disorders Applied to Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome. JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, v. 19, n. 11, p. 4496-4515, . (18/15549-1, 18/18257-1, 14/06863-3)
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