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Title: Aldo-keto reductase and alcohol dehydrogenase contribute to benznidazole natural resistance in Trypanosoma cruzi.
Authors: Gonzalez, Laura
Garcıa-Huertas, Paola
Triana-Chavez, Omar
Garcıa, Gabriela Andrea
Murta, Silvane Maria Fonseca
Mejıa-Jaramillo, Ana Maria
Affilliation: Universidad de Antioquia. Grupo Biologıa y Control de Enfermedades Infecciosas-BCEI. Medellın, Colombia.
Universidad de Antioquia. Grupo Biologıa y Control de Enfermedades Infecciosas-BCEI. Medellın, Colombia.
Universidad de Antioquia. Grupo Biologıa y Control de Enfermedades Infecciosas-BCEI. Medellın, Colombia.
Instituto Nacional de Parasitologıa “Dr. Mario Fatala Chaben”- ANLIS “Dr. Carlos G. Malbran”. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Rene Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Universidad de Antioquia. Grupo Biologıa y Control de Enfermedades Infecciosas-BCEI. Medellın, Colombia.
Abstract: The improvement of Chagas disease treatment is focused not only on the development of new drugs but also in understanding mechanisms of action and resistance to drugs conventionally used. Thus, some strategies aim to detect specific changes in proteins between sensitive and resistant parasites and to evaluate the role played in these processes by functional genomics. In this work, we used a natural Trypanosoma cruzi population resistant to benznidazole, which has clones with different susceptibilities to this drug without alterations in the NTR I gene. Using 2DE‐gel electrophoresis, the aldo‐keto reductase and the alcohol dehydrogenase proteins were found up regulated in the natural resistant clone and therefore their possible role in the resistance to benznidazole and glyoxal was investigated. Both genes were overexpressed in a drug sensitive T. cruzi clone and the biological changes in response to these compounds were evaluated. The results showed that the overexpression of these proteins enhances resistance to benznidazole and glyoxal in T. cruzi. Moreover, a decrease in mitochondrial and cell membrane damage was observed, accompanied by a drop in the intracellular concentration of reactive oxygen species after treatment. Our results suggest that these proteins are involved in the mechanism of action of benznidazole. The resistance to drugs is one of the main causes of treatment failure in infection diseases. The discovery and characterization of proteins involved in the phenomenon will help to improve the treatments.
Keywords: Chagas disease
Trypanosoma cruzi
keywords: Doença de Chagas
Trypanosoma cruzi
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Citation: GONZÁLEZ, Laura et al. Aldo-keto reductase and alcohol dehydrogenase contribute to benznidazole natural resistance in Trypanosoma cruzi. Mol Microbiol. , v. 106, n. 5, p. 704-718, 2017.
DOI: 10.1111/mmi.13830
ISSN: 0950-382X
Copyright: restricted access
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