Adalberto Pessoa Júnior

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This paper focuses on the feasibility of unconventional aqueous two-phase systems for bromelain purification from pineapple processing waste. The main difference in comparison with conventional systems is the integration of the liquid-liquid extraction technique with fractional precipitation, which can decrease the protein content with no loss of biological(More)
Nisin, a bacteriocin produced during the exponential growth phase of Lactococcus lactis ATCC 11454, inhibits the growth of a broad range of Gram-positive bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria can also be inhibited by nisin with EDTA. In this study, nisin production was assayed by the agar diffusion method using Lactobacillus sake ATCC 15521 and a recombinant(More)
β-Lactam antimicrobials are known to have a low concentration/therapeutic response. However, extending the period in which β-lactam are free in the plasma does directly influence therapeutic outcomes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of Pluronic® F68 on the antimicrobial activity of ceftazidime when admixed with aminophylline in(More)
Surfactants can be used to increase the solubility of poorly soluble drugs in water and to increase drug bioavailability. In this article, the aqueous solubilization of the nonsteroidal, antiinflammatory drug ibuprofen is studied experimentally and theoretically in micellar solutions of anionic (sodium dodecyl sulfate, SDS), cationic(More)
Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on Earth. In this sense, microorganisms that inhabit Antarctica environments have to be adapted to harsh conditions. Fungal strains affiliated with Ascomycota and Basidiomycota phyla have been recovered from terrestrial and marine Antarctic samples. They have been used for the bioprospecting of(More)
Microorganisms from extreme and restrictive eco systems, such as the Antarctic continent, are of great interest due to their ability to synthesize products of commercial value. Among these, enzymes from psychrotolerant and psychrophilic microorganisms offer potential economical benefits due to their high activity at low and moderate temperatures. The cold(More)
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