Structural Characterization of the Hidden Peptide SHPRH-146aa Encoded by Non-Coding circ-SHPRH to Act as Tumor Suppressor.

Affiliation

Biswas A(#)(1), Chowdhury N(#)(2), Bagchi A(#)(3).
Author information:
(1)Department of Information Technology, JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani, West Bengal, India.
(2)Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, India.
(3)Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, India. [Email]
(#)Contributed equally

Abstract

Circular RNAs belong to the class of non-coding RNA molecules, though surprisingly some of them have protein-coding potentials. However, the circular RNA circ-SHPRH is known to code for an unusual protein known as SHPRH-146aa. However, the molecular level details of the protein are not yet identified. It was proposed that the protein has its role in glioblastoma. Therefore, in this work, an attempt was made to decipher the various structural features of SHPRH-146aa. The binding interactions of the protein SHPRH-146aa with its partner protein DTL were also analyzed. The main aim of the work was to decipher the characteristics features of this unusual protein and the region on SHPRH-146aa that would form different types of non-covalent binding interactions both among itself as well as with its binding partner. In this work, we tried to elucidate the various structural and physico-chemical features of the protein as well as its mode of interactions with its binding partner. The study would therefore pave the pathway to design future wet lab experiments to delineate the appropriate structural features of the protein as well as its association with glioblastoma and neuro-degenerative diseases.