Resolving hemocyanin isoform complexity in haemolymph of black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon - implications in aquaculture, medicine and food safety

Mendoza-Porras, Omar, Kamath, Sandip, Harrison, James O., Colgrave, Michelle L., Huerlimann, Roger, Lopata, Andreas L., and Wade, Nicholas M. (2020) Resolving hemocyanin isoform complexity in haemolymph of black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon - implications in aquaculture, medicine and food safety. Journal of Proteomics, 218. 103689.

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Hemocyanin (Hc) is a multifunctional macromolecule involved in oxygen transport and non-specific immunity in shrimp. Hc is crucial in physiology and nutrition linked with optimal performance in aquaculture production systems. In medicine, Hc has been approved for clinical use in humans as adjuvant and anticancer therapeutic. In contrast, Hc has also been identified as one of the proteins causing anaphylaxis following shrimp consumption. The role of individual Hc isoforms remains unknown due to a lack of resolved Hc isoforms. We successfully identified eleven different Penaeus monodon hemocyanin (PmoHc) γ isoforms including two truncated isoforms (50 and 20 kDa) and one PmoHc β isoform in haemolymph using proteomics informed by transcriptomics. Amino acid sequence homology ranged from 24 to 97% between putative PmoHc gene isoforms. Hc isoforms showed specific patterns of transcript expression in shrimp larval stages and adult hepatopancreas. These findings enable isoform level investigations aiming to define molecular mechanisms underpinning Hc functionality in shrimp physiology and immunity, as well as their individual immunogenic role in human allergy. Our research demonstrates the power of proteomics informed by transcriptomics to resolve isoform complexity in non-model organisms and lay the foundations for improved performance within the aquaculture industry and advance allergenic applications in medicine.

Item ID: 63530
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1876-7737
Keywords: Proteomics, Shrimp Hemocyanin, Aquaculture, Allergy, Provenance
Copyright Information: © 2020 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Funders: CSIRO, Ridley Corp
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 00:49
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3204 Immunology > 320401 Allergy @ 33%
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3205 Medical biochemistry and metabolomics > 320506 Medical biochemistry - proteins and peptides (incl. medical proteomics) @ 33%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3101 Biochemistry and cell biology > 310109 Proteomics and intermolecular interactions (excl. medical proteomics) @ 34%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920108 Immune System and Allergy @ 70%
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