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Initial peptidomic profiling of Brazilian sea urchins: Arbacia lixula, Lytechinus variegatus and Echinometra lucunter

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, May 2016
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Title
Initial peptidomic profiling of Brazilian sea urchins: Arbacia lixula, Lytechinus variegatus and Echinometra lucunter
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Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40409-016-0071-x
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Authors

Juliana Mozer Sciani, Andrews Krupinski Emerenciano, José Roberto Machado Cunha da Silva, Daniel Carvalho Pimenta

Abstract

Sea urchins can be found throughout the Brazilian coast and are reported to be one of the major causes of marine accidents on the shoreline. Although not lethal, these accidents are reported to be extremely painful. In order to understand the toxinology of the Brazilian urchins, a peptidomic approach was performed aiming to characterize the naturally occurring peptides in both the coelomic fluid and the spine. Animals were collected without gender distinction and samples of the coelomic fluid and spines extracted were analyzed by RP-HPLC and mass spectrometry for peptide de novo sequencing. Several peptides were identified either in the coelomic fluid or the spine extract (except for E. lucunter). The peptide sequences were aligned with public deposited sequences and possible functions were inferred. Moreover, some peptides can be cryptides, since their sequences were identified within functional proteins, for example thymosin from Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Although preliminary, the peptidomic approach presented here reports, for the first time, the abundance of novel biological molecules derived from these animals. The discovery of such molecules may be of potential biotechnological application, as described for other organisms; nevertheless, further studies are required.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 5%
Unknown 19 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 25%
Student > Bachelor 3 15%
Lecturer 2 10%
Professor 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 40%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 40%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Engineering 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 5%

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#3,312,903
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