New insight into the mechanisms protecting bacteria during desiccation
Ewa Laskowska , Dorota Kuczyńska-Wiśnik
AbstractDesiccation is a common stress that bacteria face in the natural environment, and thus, they have developed a variety of protective mechanisms to mitigate the damage caused by water loss. The formation of biofilms and the accumulation of trehalose and sporulation are well-known strategies used by bacteria to survive desiccation. Other mechanisms, including intrinsically disordered proteins and the anti-glycation defence, have been mainly studied in eukaryotic cells, and their role in bacteria remains unclear. We have recently shown that the impairment of trehalose synthesis results in higher glucose availability, leading to the accumulation of acetyl phosphate and enhanced protein acetylation, which in turn stimulates protein aggregation. In the absence of trehalose synthesis, excess glucose may stimulate non-enzymatic glycosylation and the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) bound to proteins. Therefore, we propose that trehalose may prevent protein damage, not only as a chemical chaperone but also as a metabolite that indirectly counteracts detrimental protein acetylation and glycation.
|Journal series||Current Genetics, ISSN 0172-8083, e-ISSN 1432-0983, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||advanced glycation end products, desiccation, protein acetylation, protein aggregation|
|License||Other; published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 100.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 1.173; : 2018 = 3.464 (2) - 2018=3.708 (5)|
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