Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analysis of the Tentacles and Mucus of Anthopleura dowii Verrill, 1869
AbstractSea anemone venom contains a complex and diverse arsenal of peptides and proteins of pharmacological and biotechnological interest, however, only venom from a few species has been explored from a global perspective to date. In the present study, we identified the polypeptides present in the venom of the sea anemone Anthopleura dowii Verrill, 1869 through a transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of the tentacles and the proteomic profile of the secreted mucus. In our transcriptomic results, we identified 261 polypeptides related to or predicted to be secreted in the venom, including proteases, neurotoxins that could act as either potassium (K+) or sodium (Na+) channels inhibitors, protease inhibitors, phospholipases A2, and other polypeptides. Our proteomic data allowed the identification of 156 polypeptides—48 exclusively identified in the mucus, 20 in the tentacles, and 88 in both protein samples. Only 23 polypeptides identified by tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) were related to the venom and 21 exclusively identified in the mucus, most corresponding to neurotoxins and hydrolases. Our data contribute to the knowledge of evolutionary and venomic analyses of cnidarians, particularly of sea anemones. View Full-Text
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Ramírez-Carreto, S.; Vera-Estrella, R.; Portillo-Bobadilla, T.; Licea-Navarro, A.; Bernaldez-Sarabia, J.; Rudiño-Piñera, E.; Verleyen, J.J.; Rodríguez, E.; Rodríguez-Almazán, C. Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analysis of the Tentacles and Mucus of Anthopleura dowii Verrill, 1869. Mar. Drugs 2019, 17, 436.
Ramírez-Carreto S, Vera-Estrella R, Portillo-Bobadilla T, Licea-Navarro A, Bernaldez-Sarabia J, Rudiño-Piñera E, Verleyen JJ, Rodríguez E, Rodríguez-Almazán C. Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analysis of the Tentacles and Mucus of Anthopleura dowii Verrill, 1869. Marine Drugs. 2019; 17(8):436.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ramírez-Carreto, Santos; Vera-Estrella, Rosario; Portillo-Bobadilla, Tobías; Licea-Navarro, Alexei; Bernaldez-Sarabia, Johanna; Rudiño-Piñera, Enrique; Verleyen, Jerome J.; Rodríguez, Estefanía; Rodríguez-Almazán, Claudia. 2019. "Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analysis of the Tentacles and Mucus of Anthopleura dowii Verrill, 1869." Mar. Drugs 17, no. 8: 436.
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