Carlo Giunta

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A catechol 1,2-dioxygenase (C1,2O) has been purified to homogeneity from Acinetobacter radioresistens grown on phenol as the sole carbon and energy source. The C1,2O appears to be a homodimer, with a molecular mass of 78,000 Da. At relatively high ionic strengths (0.5 M Na2SO4) subunit dissociation occurs and the monomeric unit (38,700 Da) is shown to be(More)
An Acinetobacter radioresistens strain able to grow on phenol or benzoate as sole carbon and energy source through the beta-ketoadipate pathway was isolated in our laboratories. In previous research, we found a different expression of catechol-1,2-dioxygenase isoenzymes (C-1,2-O) depending on the growth substrate (phenol or benzoate). In the present study,(More)
Two catechol 1,2-dioxygenase (C1,2O) isozymes (IsoA and IsoB) have been purified to homogeneity from a strain of Acinetobacter radioresistens grown on benzoate as the sole carbon and energy source. IsoA and IsoB are both homodimers composed of a single type of subunit with molecular mass of 38,600 and 37,700, Da respectively. In conditions of low ionic(More)
Two different isozymes (Iso A and Iso B) of catechol 1,2 dioxygenase (C1,2O) were isolated from cultures of A. radioresistens grown in two different media, containing phenol and benzoate respectively. In the phenol medium the bacteria expressed about 90% of Iso A, whereas in the benzoate medium the Iso A/Iso B ratio was 40:60. The two proteins have(More)
Two novel catechol 1,2-dioxygenase (C 1,2-O) genes have been isolated from an Acinetobacter radioresistens strain that grows on phenol or benzoate as sole carbon and energy source. Designated as catA(A) and catA(B), they encode proteins composed of 314 and 306 amino acids, whose deduced sequences indicate that they have approximately 53% identity, whereas(More)
This paper reports the isolation and characterization of phenol hydroxylase (PH) from a strain belonging to the Acinetobacter genus. An Acinetobacter radioresistens culture, grown on phenol as the only carbon and energy source, produced a multicomponent enzyme system, located in the cytoplasm and inducible by the substrate, that is responsible for phenol(More)
This work provides functional data showing that the bacterial CYP102A1 recognises compounds metabolised by human CYP3A4, CYP2E1 and CYP1A2 and is able to catalyse different reactions. Wild-type cytochrome CYP102A1 from Bacillus megaterium is a catalytically self-sufficient enzyme, containing an NADPH-dependent reductase and a P450 haem domain fused in a(More)
A strain of Acinetobacter radioresistens was able to utilize phenol as the only carbon and energy source, after an acclimatization period of 3 days in which increasing phenol concentrations from 50 to 200 mg/l were supplied. At 30 degrees C, the complete phenol utilization in batch degradation tests occurred in 2.5-3 h at pH 7 and 8, but it increased(More)
Study of the bacterial membrane proteome, though in its early stages, is a field of growing interest in the search for information about nutrient transport and processing. We tested different strategies and chemical compounds to extract proteins from the membranes (inner and outer) of Acinetobacter radioresistens S13, a Gram-negative bacterium selected for(More)
The human milk fat globule membrane protein composition is still largely unknown, although it counts for 2-4% of the total milk protein content and contains several important biologically active components. The aim of this work was to create a two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) map of the human milk fat globule membrane proteins, both integral and(More)