Alicia Solsona Serrano

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The lipases of the Rhizopus species family are important and versatile enzymes that are mainly used in fat and oil modification due to their strong 1,3-regiospecificity. Inexpensive synthetic medium was used for the production of Rhizopus oryzae lipase in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris. Methanol accumulation inside the bioreactor has previously(More)
An important number of heterologous proteins have been produced in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris using the alcohol oxidase promoter. Two factors that drastically influence protein production and cultivation process development in this system are gene dosage and methanol assimilation capacity of the host strain (Mut phenotype). Using a battery of(More)
A Rhizopus oryzae lipase gene has been expressed in Pichia pastoris as a reporter using the formaldehyde dehydrogenase 1 promoter (PFLD1) of this organism, which has been reported to be strongly and independently induced by either methanol as sole carbon source or methylamine as sole nitrogen source. Levels of lipase expressed and secreted under the control(More)
Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells were treated with a single dose (10 micrograms/ml) of cis-diamminodichloroplatinum (II) (cisplatin) for 1 h and the effect of the drug on the kinetics of proliferation of the cultures was studied. It was found that the drug produces a delay in the proliferation rates of the treated cultures. The induction of micronuclei and(More)
The effect of nitrate and nitrite on long-term chlorophyll fluorescence has been studied in filamentous blue-green algae. Cells grown autotrophically with nitrate as nitrogen source show, under argon atmosphere, a high level of fluorescence. The addition of either nitrete or nitrite induces a significant fluorescence quenching, but, whereas in the case of(More)
Optically pure (1S,R)- and (1R,S)-benzyltetrahydroisoquinolines (BTHIQs), 12a,b as the major diastereomers, were prepared by stereoselective reduction of the isoquinolinium salt possessing (R)- and (S)-phenylglycinol as the chiral auxiliary, respectively. The absolute configurations of (1S,R)-13a hydrochloride (O-debenzoylated derivative from 12a) and(More)
Annonaceous acetogenins (ACG), an extensive group of cytotoxic natural products, are antitumor agents whose main mode of action is inhibition of the mammalian mitochondrial complex I. Herein we describe the importance of the different chemical groups along the alkyl chain for optimal inhibitory potency, discussing the structurally relevant factors present(More)
Nucleic-acid based methods for bacterial identification are extremely useful in diagnostic applications due to their specificity and sensitivity. However, they require an optimal purification of the target molecules. As part of the development of a new diagnostic method for the detection of bacterial RNA in cow milk, we have compared four commercially(More)
Background: There is a substantial decline in first-service-pregnancy-rate in dairy cows. In this regard, future prospects are to measure milk hormones on-farm and progesterone levels in milk are not enough to precise ovulation unless connected to other data. The objectives of this study were to investigate whether 17β-estradiol could be measured from(More)
CC is associated with patients perceiving a level of consistency and connectedness in their care experience over time. Three inter-related types of CC have been identified [2, 3]: a) relational: the perception of the user with regards to their relationship over time with one or more providers; b) informational: the perception of the user with regards the(More)