Fabrícia Paula de Faria

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Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is a human pathogen with a broad distribution in Latin America. The fungus is thermally dimorphic with two distinct forms corresponding to completely different lifestyles. Upon elevation of the temperature to that of the mammalian body, the fungus adopts a yeast-like form that is exclusively associated with its pathogenic(More)
Bulk production of xylanases from thermophilic microorganisms is a prerequisite for their use in industrial processes. As effective secretors of gene products, fungal expression systems provide a promising, industrially relevant alternative to bacteria for heterologous enzyme production. We are currently developing the yeast Kluyveromyces lactis and the(More)
AIMS Penicillium echinulatum is effective for bioconversion processes. However, nothing is known about the molecular biology of its cellulolytic system. We describe for the first time the isolation, cloning and expression of a P. echinulatum cellulase cDNA (Pe-egl1) encoding a putative endoglucanase. METHODS AND RESULTS Pe-egl1 cDNA was identified from(More)
Osteosarcoma, a highly malignant disease, is the most common primary bone tumor and is frequently found in children and adolescents. In order to isolate antibodies against osteosarcoma antigens, a combinatorial osteosarcoma Fab library displayed on the surface of phages was used. After three rounds of selection on the surface of tumor cells, several(More)
Humicola grisea var. thermoidea is a deuteromycete which secretes a large spectrum of hydrolytic enzymes when grown on lignocellulosic residues. This study focused on the heterologous expression and recombinant enzyme analysis of the major secreted cellulase when the fungus is grown on sugarcane bagasse as the sole carbon source. Cellobiohydrolase 1.2 (CBH(More)
Organosolv (ethanol/water and acetosolv) pulps were treated with Humicola grisea var. thermoidea and compared with Cartazyme HS xylanase-treated pulp. The ethanol/water pulps treated with H. grisea had the same viscosity as unbleached pulps (8 cP). Ethanol/water pulps treated with Cartazyme had higher viscosity than H. grisea-treated pulps (12 cP).(More)
Background The international energetic system strongly depends on fossil fuels, which causes negative effects in the environment , such as the global warming. Biofuels appear as an environmental and economic alternative for the energetic industry because of their potential source of renewable energy. Several studies are based on sugar-cane culture and its(More)
The dimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides spp. are the etiological agents of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), a prevalent systemic mycosis in Latin America. The Paracoccidioides lutzii response to oxidative stress is largely unexplored. Thioredoxins (TRX) are involved in the regulation of the redox environment in the cell, responding to oxidative stress in several(More)
One full-length β-xylosidase gene (hxylA) was identified from the Humicola grisea var. thermoidea genome and the cDNA was successfully expressed by Pichia pastoris SMD1168. An optimization of enzyme production was carried out, and methanol was found to be the most important parameter. The purified enzyme was characterized and showed the optimal conditions(More)
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