Daniela Baratta

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The aerobic denitrifer Thiosphaera pantotropha is able to reduce simultaneously nitrous oxide and oxygen even after anaerobic growth [Bell, L. C. & Ferguson, S. J. (1991) Biochem J. 273, 423-427]. A nitrous oxide reductase was purified from anaerobically grown T. pantotropha cells. It is argued, on the basis of inhibitor sensitivities and from immunological(More)
Thiosphaera pantotropha has been reported to contain a copper-type nitrite reductase on the basis that the copper chelator diethyldithiocarbamate inhibited the overall process of denitrification. It is now shown that nitrous oxide reduction is 100% inhibited by 10 mM diethyldithiocarbamate or 100 microM azide. We also found that both these inhibitors(More)
The activities of Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, catalase and glutathione reductase in neuronal and glial cell-enriched fractions obtained from the cerebral cortex of rat brain during aging (15, 30, 90, 350, 750 days of age) were assayed. Our results showed that glutathione peroxidase, catalase and glutathione reductase activities(More)
The effect of 3-imino-5-phenyl-3H-1,2-dithiole (PDTI) on different steps of the replicative cycle of poliovirus type 1 in HEp-2 cells was studied. This compound inhibited the replication of poliovirus type 1 as shown by cytopathic effect and virus yield reduction. This inhibitory action was not due to a virucidal effect, nor did the cells to have been(More)
The protective role of melanin as an antioxidant biopolymer against lipid peroxidation was investigated. In pigmented frog liver and in albino rat liver the following were tested: thiobarbituric acid (TBA) reactive material (to show the induced lipoperoxidation in vitro), fatty acids, and reduced glutathione content. Our results show that susceptibility to(More)
In previous work, we have proposed a constructive methodology for temporal data learning supported by results and prescriptions related to the Takens-Mañé theorem and using the Singular Spectrum Analysis in order to reduce the effects of the possible discontinuity of the signal. In this paper we present some new results concerning the application of this(More)
In previous work, we have proposed a constructive methodology for temporal data learning supported by results and prescriptions related to the embedding theorem, and using the singular spectrum analysis both in order to reduce the effects of the possible discontinuity of the signal and to implement an efficient ensemble method. In this paper we present new(More)
Superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and glutathione reductase activities in pigmented and unpigmented liver tissues of frog and albino rat, respectively, were studied. Our results show that pigmented tissue is lacking in manganese superoxide dismutase activity and that the main enzymatic activity utilized in the cytosol by pigmented(More)
This paper deals with the training procedure for a hierarchical neural network (Tree of Multi-Layer Perceptrons TMLP) aimed to classify surface defects in fiat rolled strips. Due to the difficulties in collecting large Data Bases it is necessary to exploit at the best the available knowledge. A comparison between techniques derived from both the(More)