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The production and certain kinetic characteristics of extracellular lipase from Aspergillus niger were investigated. It was possible to substantially enhance the activity of excreted lipase by optimising the interaction between carbon and nitrogen sources applying a two-parameter complete experimental design and response surface analysis. The enzyme was(More)
Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) exerts anti-inflammatory action in part by antagonizing proinflammatory transcription factors such as the nuclear factor kappa-b (NFKB). Here, we assess the crosstalk of activated GR and RELA (p65, major NFKB component) by global identification of their binding sites and target genes. We show that coactivation of GR and p65(More)
Cell-bound lipase activity (10 pNPL units/g dry cell weight) was released when the yeast Rhodotorula glutinis was cultured in a 7-l stirred tank fermentor using palm-oil as the sole carbon source. The enzyme showed relative specificity towards medium chain organic acids since the apparent K(m) values for pNPB (p-NitroPhenyl-Butyrate) and pNPL(More)
Sialic acid has been assayed enzymatically by an immobilized two-enzyme system. The method includes cleavage of sialic acid to pyruvic acid by N-acetylneuraminic acid (NANA) aldolase and reduction of pyruvic acid by lactate dehydrogenase in the presence of NADH, which is followed photometrically at 349 nm. For the membrane preparation 5 units of lactate(More)
Aberrant angiogenesis is essential for the progression of solid tumors and hematological malignancies. Thus, antiangiogenic therapy is one of the most promising approaches to control cancer. In the present work, we examined the ability of perillyl alcohol (POH), a dietary monoterpene with well-established tumor chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activity,(More)
Fusarium oxysporum beta-glucosidase has been used to catalyze the production of alkyl-beta-D-glucosides from various disaccharides, based on the transglucosylation reaction, in the presence of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols as glucosyl acceptors. Primary alcohols were found to be the best acceptors. The influence of the glucosyl donor(More)
Four different approaches for the synthesis of monolaurylglycerol (MLG) by non specificPseudomonas cepacia lipase in a crude and purified form have been studied: a. The direct esterification of glycerol by lauric acid in bis-(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate sodium salt (AOT)/isooctane microemulsion systems; b. the transesterification of glycerol by vinyl(More)
The effect of water activity on the synthesis of n-alkyl-βD-glucosides through condensation of glucose and n-alcohols has been studied using the commercially available almond β-glucosidase and β-glucosidase isolated from Fusarium oxysporum. The two enzymes exhibited a different water activity optimum. The specificity and alcohol reactivity of the two(More)
To prepare such compounds, enzymatic synthesis is an alternative to the multi-step procedures used in organic chemistry. Different classes of enzymes, such as glycoside hydrolases and glycosyltransferases, can be applied for this purpose. Design of the enzyme catalytic behaviour by engineering the reaction medium (high substrate concentration [Ajisaka et(More)
The simultaneous production of endoglucanase and β-glucosidase by Fusarium oxysporum was investigated in submerged culture. Consecutive optimization of growth conditions resulted in the correction of large activity differences, observed during production of enzymes, and substantially enhanced low enzyme yields. At optimum growth conditions yields as high as(More)