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Analysis of Two Putative Candida albicans Phosphopantothenoylcysteine Decarboxylase / Protein Phosphatase Z Regulatory Subunits Reveals an Unexpected Distribution of Functional Roles
Petrényi, Katalin (University of Debrecen. Department of Medical Chemistry)
Molero Merinero, Cristina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular)
Kónya, Zoltán (University of Debrecen. Department of Medical Chemistry)
Erdődi, Ferenc (University of Debrecen. Department of Medical Chemistry)
Ariño Carmona, Joaquín (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular)
Dombrádi, Viktor (University of Debrecen. Department of Medical Chemistry)

Date: 2016
Abstract: Protein phosphatase Z (Ppz) is a fungus specific enzyme that regulates cell wall integrity, cation homeostasis and oxidative stress response. Work on Saccharomyces cerevisiae has shown that the enzyme is inhibited by Hal3/Vhs3 moonlighting proteins that together with Cab3 constitute the essential phosphopantothenoylcysteine decarboxylase (PPCDC) enzyme. In Candida albicans CaPpz1 is also involved in the morphological changes and infectiveness of this opportunistic human pathogen. To reveal the CaPpz1 regulatory context we searched the C. albicans database and identified two genes that, based on the structure of their S. cerevisiae counterparts, were termed CaHal3 and CaCab3. By pull down analysis and phosphatase assays we demonstrated that both of the bacterially expressed recombinant proteins were able to bind and inhibit CaPpz1 as well as its C-terminal catalytic domain (CaPpz1-Cter) with comparable efficiency. The binding and inhibition were always more pronounced with CaPpz1-Cter, indicating a protective effect against inhibition by the N-terminal domain in the full length protein. The functions of the C. albicans proteins were tested by their overexpression in S. cerevisiae. Contrary to expectations we found that only CaCab3 and not CaHal3 rescued the phenotypic traits that are related to phosphatase inhibition by ScHal3, such as tolerance to LiCl or hygromycin B, requirement for external K+ concentrations, or growth in a MAP kinase deficient slt2 background. On the other hand, both of the Candida proteins turned out to be essential PPCDC components and behaved as their S. cerevisiae counterparts: expression of CaCab3 and CaHal3 rescued the cab3 and hal3 vhs3 S. cerevisiae mutations, respectively. Thus, both CaHal3 and CaCab3 retained the PPCDC related functions and have the potential for CaPpz1 inhibition in vitro. The fact that only CaCab3 exhibits its phosphatase regulatory potential in vivo suggests that in C. albicans CaCab3, but not CaHal3, acts as a moonlighting protein.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Saccharomyces cerevisiae ; Phosphatases ; Candida albicans ; Recombinant proteins ; Protein expression ; Enzyme regulation ; Yeast ; Polymerase chain reaction
Published in: PLoS one, Vol. 11 Núm. 8 (August 2016) , p. 1-16, ISSN 1932-6203

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160965
PMID: 27504636


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