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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)
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)
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)
The soluble and membrane proteome of a tyramine producing Enterococcus faecalis, isolated from an Italian goat cheese, was investigated. A detailed analysis revealed that this strain also produces small amounts of beta-phenylethylamine. Kinetics of tyramine and beta-phenylethylamine accumulation, evaluated in tyrosine plus phenylalanine-enriched cultures(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)
This study comparatively evaluated the kinetics of removal and organ distribution of circulating G- and F-actin. Both F- and G-actin were cleared in two phases (fast component with a t1/2 of 3-5 min and a slow component with a t1/2 of hours). There was no effect of dose on either the fast- or slow-compartment clearance kinetics at the doses tested (5-100(More)
Milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) contains proteins derived from the apical membrane of secreting epithelial cells of the mammary gland. Between 2-4% of total human milk protein content is associated with the fat globule fraction, as MFGM proteins. While MFGM proteins have very low classical nutritional value, they play important roles in various cell(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)
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)
All fermented foods are subject to the risk of biogenic amine contamination. Histamine and tyramine are among the most toxic amines for consumers' health, exerting undesirable effects on the central nervous and vascular systems, but putrescine and cadaverine can also compromise the organoleptic properties of contaminated foods. These compounds are produced(More)