Claudimir L do Lago

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Insect chitinases are involved in degradation of chitin from the exoskeleton cuticle or from midgut peritrophic membrane during molts. cDNAs coding for insect cuticular and gut chitinases were cloned, but only chitinases from moulting fluid were purified and characterized. In this study the major digestive chitinase from T. molitor midgut (TmChi) was(More)
A new microfabrication process based on a xerographic process is described. A laser printer is used to selectively deposit toner on a polyester film, which is subsequently laminated against another polyester film. The toner layer binds the two polyester films and allows the blank regions to become channels for microfluidics. These software-outlined channels(More)
A capillary electrophoresis-tandem mass spectrometry (CE-MS/MS) method for the simultaneous assessment of nine biogenic amines (spermine, spermidine, putrescine, cadaverine, histamine, phenylethylamine, tryptamine, tyramine, and urocanic acid) in commercial samples of beer and wine is introduced. The samples were submitted to a simple clean-up step with(More)
This paper describes the separation and quantification of salbutamol in pharmaceutical products (salbutamol syrups) by capillary electrophoresis (CE) with contactless conductivity detection (C(4)D). The system was studied by micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography (MEKC) and free solution capillary electrophoresis (FSCE), being the latter chosen in(More)
The interest in low-cost microfluidic platforms as well as emerging microfabrication techniques has increased considerably over the last years. Toner- and paper-based techniques have appeared as two of the most promising platforms for the production of disposable devices for on-chip applications. This review focuses on recent advances in the fabrication(More)
The separation and detection of common mono- and disaccharides by capillary electrophoresis (CE) with contactless conductivity detection (CCD) is presented. At high values of pH, the sugars are converted to anionic species that can be separated by CE and indirectly detected by CCD. The main anionic species present in the running electrolytes are hydroxide(More)
The association of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole is a very effective with antibiotic properties, and commonly used in the treatment of a variety of infections. Due to the importance in diseases treatment of humans and also of animals, the development of methods for their quantification in commercial formulations is highly desirable. In the present(More)
Although conductivity is usually applied to detect ionic species in capillary electrophoresis (CE), nonionic species can also be detected by their indirect effects on the conductivity of the running electrolyte. This approach was used for detection of aliphatic alcohols in micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) with an oscillometric detector.(More)
The proposed method for the identification of adulteration was based on the controlled acid hydrolysis of xylan and starch present in some vegetable adulterants, followed by the analysis of the resulting xylose and glucose, which are the monosaccharides that compose, respectively, the two polysaccharides. The acid hydrolysis with HCl increases the ionic(More)
Understanding basic concepts of electronics and computer programming allows researchers to get the most out of the equipment found in their laboratories. Although a number of platforms have been specifically designed for the general public and are supported by a vast array of on-line tutorials, this subject is not normally included in university chemistry(More)