Danieli Cristina Gonçalves

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Eucalyptus is one of the most important sources of industrial cellulose. Three species of this botanical group are intensively used in breeding programs: E. globulus, E. grandis and E. urophylla. E. globulus is adapted to subtropical/temperate areas and is considered a source of high-quality cellulose; E. grandis grows rapidly and is adapted to(More)
A large majority of the 1000-1500 proteins in the mitochondria are encoded by the nuclear genome, and therefore, they are translated in the cytosol in the form and contain signals to enable the import of proteins into the organelle. The TOM complex is the major translocase of the outer membrane responsible for preprotein translocation. It consists of a(More)
Background The species of the genus Eucalyptus are the most planted for the fiber crop in the world. They are mainly utilized for timber, pulp and paper production. Brazil, helped by the favorable weather conditions, appears as a big producer and exporter of eucalyptus derivates. In 2002, the Brazilian network research of the Eucalyptus Genome (Genolyptus)(More)
Uracil phosphoribosyltransferase (UPRT) catalyzes the conversion of uracil and 5-phosphoribosyl-α-1-pyrophosphate (PRPP) to uridine 5'-monophosphate (UMP) and pyrophosphate (PP(i)). UPRT plays an important role in the pyrimidine salvage pathway since UMP is a common precursor of all pyrimidine nucleotides. Here we describe cloning, expression and(More)
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) contributes to cellular homeostasis under stress conditions. Here we show that αB-crystallin interacts with and confers protection to FAK against calpain-mediated proteolysis in cardiomyocytes. A hydrophobic patch mapped between helices 1 and 4 of the FAK FAT domain was found to bind to the β4-β8 groove of αB-crystallin. Such an(More)
Background Plant development is very plastic, being coupled to environmental cues. As sessile organisms, plants must be able to respond rapidly to environmental stresses such as changes in temperature and salinity, heavy metals and water deficit. Efficient stress response systems are prerequisites for plant survival and productivity [1]. Molecular(More)
The main goal of this work is to evaluate some differential protein species in transgenic (T) and nontransgenic (NT) Arabidopsis thaliana plants after their cultivation in the presence or absence of sodium selenite. The transgenic line was obtained through insertion of CaMV 35S controlling nptII gene. Comparative proteomics through 2D-DIGE is carried out in(More)
Background Eucalyptus species are the most widely planted hardwood trees in the world representing more than 4.75 million ha in Brazil. Their high productivity, valuable wood properties and wide adaptability could allow sustainable and cost-efficient production of lignocellulosic bioenergy. The main limitation to this objective is wood recalcitrance to(More)
The small heat shock protein αB-Crystallin (CryAB, HspB5) and SH2 domain-containing tyrosine phosphatase 2 (Shp2) are important molecules in heart response to pathophysiological stress. Here we show that CryAB interacts with and potentially regulates Shp2 catalytic activity in stretched cardiomyocytes. Such an interaction requires CryAB oligomer to(More)
Background Eucalyptus forests are a competitive and efficient alternative to convert carbon from the atmosphere in cellulose, an important source for paper manufacture and bioenergy production. To obtain transgenic Eucalyptus with important traits improved it is necessary to make modifications in genes that affect the final phenotype. One interesting gene(More)