Clarice Maia Carvalho

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This review analyzes the role of cutinases in nature and their potential biotechnological applications. The cloning and expression of a fungal cutinase, Fusarium solani f. pisi, in Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae hosts are described. The three-dimensional structure of this cutinase is also analyzed and its function as a lipase is discussed and(More)
A model was developed to describe the conversion degree in a membrane bioreactor (MBR) for the synthesis of short-chain esters as a function of the flow rate. The transesterification reaction was catalyzed by a recombinant cutinase of Fusarium solani pisi microencapsulated in reversed micelles of AOT/isooctane. The differences of product concentration in(More)
A transesterification process is analyzed in its multiple kinetic components that include the determination of the kinetic constants for both substrates, butyl acetate (BAc) and hexanol (H), involved in the alcoholysis reaction and for the products formed (hexyl acetate (HAc) and butanol (B)), participating into the reverse reaction. The order of magnitude(More)
We elaborated an alternative culture method, which we denominated PKO (initials in tribute of respect to Petroff, Kudoh and Ogawa), for isolating Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputum for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), and to compare its performance with the Swab and Petroff methods. For the technique validation, sputum samples from patients(More)
NH4NO3 simultaneously provides a readily assimilable nitrogen source (ammonia) and a reserve of nitrogen (nitrate), allowing for an increase in Arthrospira platensis biomass production while reducing the cost of the cultivation medium. In this study, a 2 plus star central composite experimental design combined with response surface methodology was employed(More)
In a survey of 234 Amazonian toads and frogs, six strains of Mycobacterium chelonei subsp. abscessus were isolated from the liver or spleen of four of 66 Bufo marinus (6.1%) and from the kidney or peritoneal fluid of two of 86 B. granulosus (2.3%). There were no histopathological lesions in the viscera of the infected animals. Experimental infection of 29(More)
Substances that inhibit the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis could potentially be used as antibiotics. These substances could also be added to test culture media to improve the speed of tuberculosis diagnosis. The aim of this work was to investigate the influence of culture filtrates of endophytic fungi isolated from P. aduncum L. on the growth of M.(More)
The genus Streptomyces is considered to be of great industrial importance because of its ability to produce secondary metabolites that account for 80% of the antibiotics currently in use. To optimise the production of antimicrobial compounds from three strains of Streptomyces spp. isolated from the Amazon’s soil, we investigated the influence of physical(More)
The feasibility of continuous ester synthesis in a membrane bioreactor (MBR) by a recombinant cutinase from Fusarium solani pisi was investigated, using the optimal conditions previously attained by medium engineering. The objective was to analyze the MBR behavior as a differential or an integral reactor. The main component of the reactor was an anisotropic(More)
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