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Pregled bibliografske jedinice broj: 430979

Disertacija

Autor: Pleše, Bruna
Naslov: Anaerobic pathways in the Porifera: Strombine dehydrogenase, an opine dehydrogenase, from the sponge Suberites domuncula
Vrsta: doktorska disertacija
Fakultet: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Institut für Physiologische Chemie, Angewandte Molekularbiologie
Sveučilište: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Mjesto: Mainz, Njemačka
Datum: 03.12.
Godina: 2007
Stranica: 132
Mentor: Prof. Dr. W. E.G. Müller
Ključne riječi: Anaerobic metabolism; Demospongiae; Opine dehydrogenase; Strombine dehydrogenase; Suberites domuncula
Sažetak:
The study presented here encompasses identification, analysis and characterization of the strombine dehydrogenase (StDH) from the sponge S. domuncula, on the gene and protein level. StDH is an opine dehydrogenase which is involved in opine production pathwaysfound mainly in marine invertebrates. These anaerobic pathways are regarded as analogues to the classical anaerobic glycolytic pathway (lactate production pathway), which is predominant in vertebrates. The StDH was previously annotated as a tauropine dehydrogenase (TaDH) on the basis of its 68% identity with the TaDH protein from Halichondria japonica. Subsequent enzymatic assays showed that S. domuncula opine dehydrogenase is in fact strombine dehydrogenase which possesses specific characteristics not found in other proteins of the same family. It is described here for the first time the StDH gene in Eukaryotes. Two allelic variants have been identified which are present in the different specimens either as a homozygotic or a heterozygotic. Phylogenetic analyses supported with enzymatic assays indicate that S. domuncula StDH is only distantly related to the opine dehydrogenases from marine invertebrates. StDH showed that the protein is highly specific to glycine and inhibited by the substrate pyruvate. Furthermore, S. domunucla StDH has a dimeric structure (75 kDa) which is not observed in so far described OpDHs that are monomeric proteins. This enzyme showed similarities to the OCD/mu-cristallyin protein family. Results showed that a sponge StDH is unusual enzyme that belongs to the independent enzyme class. In addition, expression studies revealed that the StDH is down-regulated with aeration. Immunohistology analyses showed high expression of the protein in almost all sponge cells. A strong accumulation of the enzyme was seen around the bacteria indicating that under aerobic conditions the bacteria might metabolize strombine (end product of the reaction). In conclusion, the data documented here shed new light on the anaerobic pathways in marine invertebrates. Potential mutual influences between bacteria and sponge are discussed as well. Hopefully, these results could have a small but important contribution to the better understanding of the evolution in the animal kingdom.
Izvorni jezik: ENG
Znanstvena područja:
Kemija,Biologija
Upisao u CROSBI: bplese@irb.hr (bplese@irb.hr), 20. Lis. 2009. u 11:50 sati



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