Proteins interacting with Leishmania major PUF1: A proteomic dataset

Sanchiz, África, et al. “Proteins Interacting with Leishmania Major PUF1: A Proteomic Dataset.” Data in Brief, Elsevier BV, Dec. 2020, p. 106594. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.dib.2020.106594.


Leishmania parasites must deal with stressful environmental conditions (thermal, nutritional and oxidative) along their digenetic life cycles. This requires drastic changes in gene expression, which in this parasite occurs mainly through post-transcriptional mechanisms involving RNA binding proteins (RBPs). PUF proteins, a class of RBPs existing in most eukaryotic organisms, might play too an essential role modulating the fate of mRNAs and regulating gene expression in Leishmania parasites. A proteomic approach to identify putative protein partners (interactome) of the Leishmania major PUF1 protein was performed. The PUF1 interactome was characterized by co-immunoprecipitation using L. major cellular extracts and an anti-LiPUF1 antibody, and a subsequent analysis of the co-immunoprecipitated proteins by mass-spectrometry, identifying 90 LmPUF1 candidate partners. Remarkably, many of the identified proteins are other RBPs and/or putative P bodies and mRNA-exporting machinery components. Raw mass spectrometry data are available via ProteomeXchange with identifier PXD022581.