José V. Cañizares

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The use of trypsin to break proteins covalently linked to the yeast walls of Candida albicans released approx. 50% of the proteins, but also glucose and N-acetylglucosamine. Analysis by affinity chromatography indicated that glucose and/or N-acetylglucosamine formed part of the same supramolecular complexes with mannoproteins. These complexes would(More)
Transglutaminase activity, which forms the interpeptidic cross-link N(epsilon)-(gamma-glutamyl)-lysine, was demonstrated in cell-free extracts of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by incorporation of [(14)C]lysine into an exogenous acceptor, N,N'-dimethylcasein. Higher levels of the activity were present in the cell wall, which also contained endogenous acceptors.(More)
This work supports the idea that composting can be useful for minimizing the rice straw and sewage sludge environmental impact. Several physical, chemical and microbiological properties of these raw materials were analyzed. The characteristics of the rice straw were complementary to those of the sewage sludge for the application of composting. The C/N(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae presents two alternative vegetative forms of growth, switching between yeast forms to pseudohyphal forms depending on the specific environmental conditions. To identify genes involved in cell wall morphogenesis, a haploid S. cerevisiae monomorphic mutant, W27, which exhibits pseudohyphal growth in the absence of the normal external(More)
Mutagenesis of Candida albicans strain ATCC 26555 with N-methyl-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine followed by plating on solid yeast nitrogen base-N-acetylglucosamine medium at 37 degrees C yielded colony morphology variants that were characterized as forming smooth colonies, in contrast to the rough colonies formed by the parental strain. One yeast monomorphic(More)
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