Identification, molecular characterization, and expression analysis of a DOMON-like type 9 carbohydrate-binding module domain-containing protein of Coccidioides posadasii

Jennine M. Lunetta, Demosthenes Pappagianis

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Previously, we investigated the effect of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) on Coccidioides posadasii chitinolytic enzymes during in vitro spherule-endospore (S/E) phase culture. During those studies, sodium dodecyl sulfatepolyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analysis of supernatants from S/E phase cultures grown in Converse medium with or without added GlcNAc revealed a ∼∈28-kDa band (CFP28), whose abundance was increased by GlcNAc in parallel with the chitinolytic enzymes. Mass spectrometry (MS) of the CFP28 band revealed peptides that matched an open reading frame found in the tentative consensus sequence, TC20325, retrieved from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute C. posadasii Gene Index Database. The TC20325 cDNA sequence was used to design internal primers based on MS peptides and a full-length cDNA was isolated using a combination of rapid amplification of cDNA ends and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. The deduced amino acid sequence of the full-length cDNA consists of 231 amino acid residues with a 19 aa signal peptide. The mature protein has a calculated molecular mass of ∼∈24.5 kDa, a theoretical pI of 6.09, and consists of a single DOMON-like type 9 carbohydrate-binding module (CBM9-like-3) conserved domain. The protein shares the highest sequence similarity (≥57%) to hypothetical proteins from fungi within the Pezizomycotina subphylum of Ascomycota. Antiserum against a recombinant version of CFP28 recognized native CFP28 in S/E phase cells and culture supernatants. CFP28 mRNA and protein expression were detectable in S/E phase in Converse medium, but were increased in the presence of added GlcNAc. Purified native CFP28 reacted with pooled sera from patients with coccidioidomycosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-609
Number of pages19
JournalMedical Mycology
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Coccidioides
carbohydrate binding
endospores
Complementary DNA
Carbohydrates
Mass Spectrometry
Proteins
proteins
Pezizomycotina
mass spectrometry
peptides
coccidioidomycosis
Coccidioidomycosis
N-acetylglucosamine
Ascomycota
Peptides
rapid amplification of cDNA ends
Acetylglucosamine
consensus sequence
Consensus Sequence

Keywords

  • carbohydrate-binding module
  • Coccidioides
  • DOMON
  • N-acetylglucosamine
  • seroreactive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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