Andressa P. A. Pinto

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The detection of aromatic compounds from pesticides and industrial wastewater has become of great interest, since these compounds withstand chemical oxidation and biological degradation, accumulating in the environment. In this work, a highly sensitive biosensor for detecting catechol was obtained with the immobilization of Cl-catechol 1,2-dioxygenase (CCD)(More)
Calflagin are flagellar calcium-binding proteins belonging to the EF-hand super family described in several protozoa, including Trypanosoma cruzi. Evidences have shown that Ca(2+) may play an important regulatory role in trypanosomatid flagellar mobility. In these parasites, the response of the cell to variations of Ca(2+) levels is determined by a variety(More)
Chlorocatechol 1,2-dioxygenase from Pseudomonas putida (Pp 1,2-CCD) is a dioxygenase responsible for ring cleavage during the degradation of recalcitrant aromatic compounds. We determined the zero-field splitting of the Fe(III) cofactor (|D| = 1.3 +/- 0.2 cm(-1)) by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) experiments that along with other structural data(More)
Brain fatty acid-binding protein (B-FABP) interacts with biological membranes and delivers polyunsaturated fatty acids (FAs) via a collisional mechanism. The binding of FAs in the protein and the interaction with membranes involve a motif called "portal region", formed by two small α-helices, A1 and A2, connected by a loop. We used a combination of(More)
Septins are filament-forming GTP-binding proteins involved in many essential cellular events related to cytoskeletal dynamics and maintenance. Septins can self-assemble into heterocomplexes, which polymerize into highly organized, cell membrane-interacting filaments. The number of septin genes varies among organisms, and although their structure and(More)
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