Filomena Sannino

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The transformation by an oxidoreductase (a laccase from Rhus vernificera) of a mixture of four phenols (catechol, methylcatechol, m-tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol) that simulates a typical wastewater derived from an olive oil factory was investigated. Results achieved in this study confirm that laccase-mediated transformation of phenols depends on the nature(More)
Dry olive mill residue (DOR) from the olive oil production by two phase centrifugation system was fractionated by a consecutive continuous solid-liquid extraction obtaining the EAF, PF, MF and WF fractions with ethyl acetate, n-propanol, methanol and water, respectively. The chemical, chromatographic and mass spectrometric analyses showed EAF, PF and MF to(More)
A study on the individual sorption of Cr(III), Cu, and Zn on polymerin, the humic-acid-like fraction of olive mill wastewater, and its derivatives, K-polymerin and an Fe(OH)x-polymerin complex, showed that these heavy metals were strongly sorbed on polymerin and K-polymerin in the order Cr(III) > Cu > Zn. The sorption on Fe(OH)x-polymerin was to a lower(More)
The use of microorganisms to accelerate the natural detoxification processes of toxic substances in the soil represents an alternative ecofriendly and low-cost method of environmental remediation compared to harmful incineration and chemical treatments. Fourteen strains able to grow on minimal selective medium with a complex mixture of different classes of(More)
Staphylococcus epidermidis is recognized as cause of biofilm-associated infections and interest in the development of new approaches for S. epidermidis biofilm treatment has increased. In a previous paper we reported that the supernatant of Antarctic bacterium Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis TAC125 presents an anti-biofilm activity against S. epidermidis and(More)
In this manuscript, we report the isolation and characterization of two secondary metabolites produced by a Gnomoniopsis castanea strain isolated in the Campania region (Italy) from chestnut galls infested with Dryocosmus kuriphilus. The compounds, purified from the fungal culture filtrate by using preparative HPLC-DAD, showed the same spectroscopic data of(More)
The influence of air-drying on dehydrogenase, invertase, β-glucosidase, urease, phosphatase, arylsulphatase and phenoloxidase activities was measured in three soils affected by anthropogenic activities and in control soils sampled from neighbouring areas. The air-drying changed enzyme activity, but the behaviour was neither site-specific nor(More)
An Al(OH)x-montmorillonite (chlorite) complex (AM18) was prepared and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) sorbed to saturation. After several washing cycles the 'strongly sorbed' 2,4-D was 507 micrograms g-1 AM18. The bioavailability of sorbed 2,4-D was assessed in a minimal salts medium with the AM18-2,4-D as the sole C and energy source. Over a 28-day(More)
Solubility/activity issues are often experienced when immunoglobulin fragments are produced in conventional microbial cell factories. Although several experimental approaches have been followed to solve, or at least minimize, the accumulation of the recombinant proteins into insoluble aggregates, sometimes the only alternative strategy is changing the(More)