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The ability of Trametes villosa laccase, in conjuction with 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HBT) as mediator and alkaline extraction, to remove lignin was demonstrated during treatment of wood (Eucalyptus globulus) and non-wood (Pennisetum purpureum) feedstocks. At 50 Ug(-1) laccase and 2.5% HBT concentration, 48% and 32% of the Eucalyptus and Pennisetum lignin(More)
The ability of two natural phenols to act as mediators of the recombinant Myceliophthora thermophila laccase (MtL) in eucalypt-pulp delignification was investigated. After alkaline peroxide extraction, the properties of the enzymatically-treated pulps improved with respect to the control. The pulp brightness increased (3.1 points) after the enzymatic(More)
Eucalypt feedstock was pretreated with Myceliophthora thermophila laccase and methyl syringate, as mediator, in a multistage sequence consisting of successive enzymatic and alkaline peroxide stages, directly on the ground wood. Lignin modification was studied by two-dimensional (2D) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of wood (at the gel state) after each(More)
BACKGROUND Contamination of blood products by white blood cells leads to a risk of transmission of infectious agents, particularly abnormal prion protein, the probable causative agent of new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Blood product filtration could reduce this risk, but the filtration systems might generate potentially infectious membrane fragments.(More)
BACKGROUND Biofuel production from lignocellulosic material is hampered by biomass recalcitrance towards enzymatic hydrolysis due to the compact architecture of the plant cell wall and the presence of lignin. The purpose of this work is to study the ability of an industrially available laccase-mediator system to modify and remove lignin during pretreatment(More)
la vacuna en niños menores de dos años y madres gestantes. Flu vaccine effectiveness: a metaanalysis Introduction. Seasonal influenza is a disease of great interest in public health due to its high rates of infection and big costs, especially in high-risk population. This situation has motivated studies related to development of control measures necessary(More)
OBJECTIVE Assess the potential epidemiological and economic impact of vaccinating the over-15 Colombian population against tetanus with a booster dose every 10 years. METHODS A cost-effectiveness analysis of tetanus vaccination with a booster dose every 10 years was conducted in Colombia and compared with the current strategy (2, 4, 6, 18, and 60 months).(More)
INTRODUCTION Seasonal influenza is a disease of great interest in public health due to its high rates of infection and big costs, especially in high-risk population. This situation has motivated studies related to development of control measures necessary to mitigate its impact. Immunization constitutes a key role in providing the necessary interventions;(More)